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Kathryn Mutchnick

Office: Faner 3231
Phone: (618) 453-2265



Kathryn Carpenter holds a Master’s Degree in TESL from Kent State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has taught and tutored ESL and EFL in the United States and in Mexico in both the ESL and IEP settings. Her areas of interest include second language acquisition in the areas of communication and writing. She is currently spending her free time pursuing her doctorate in curriculum and instruction.


Teaching Assistant

Ariana Euells earned her bachelor's degree in TESOL from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). She is currently earning her master's degree in Applied Linguistics and is a teaching assistant at CESL. Ariana has previously taught the Linguistics 101 course at SIUC, which helps students improve their essay writing abilities, and she is eager to help more students learn more about English. Her research interests include language usage in b /multiracial people and how it affects their identities, and new ways to teach more effectively with today's technology. Ariana is currently spending her free time learning new recipes to cook/bake for her family as well as learning new languages like Tagalog and Japanese.

Stacie Lawley

Office: Faner 3223
Phone: (618) 453-2265



Stacie Lawley earned her TESOL master’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science at SIU. She has taught for more than 30 years, both in the U.S. and abroad in Korea and Mexico. She was a participant in the Fulbright Seminars Abroad program in Pakistan, and spent two years in Sierra Leone, West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Stacie has presented at TESOL conferences at both the state and regional levels. Her research interests include second language reading and writing.

Colin Robinson

Office: Faner 3331
Phone: (618) 453-2265



Colin Robinson has a PhD. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading and Language Studies Focus from SIU. His dissertation was a mixed methods longitudinal study on Spanish-English code-switching patterns in bilingual boy-girl twins. He holds a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish). His thesis was on the training of teaching assistants regarding rude and disruptive behavior in the classes they teach. He also completed a Master’s Degree in Linguistics at SIU. His thesis examined linguistic freedom in the Catalan Language Law of 1998. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of California – Riverside. His interests include family language planning, bilingual children, heritage languages, and teacher mentoring. He has taught at four different Intensive English Programs in the United States, published articles in peer-refereed journals and presented at multiple professional ESL and foreign language conferences. Robinson has taught at CESL full-time since 2005.

Abdulsamad Humaidan

Office: Faner 3229


Teaching Assistant

Paula Rolim started her PhD at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at SIU in Fall/2018 and has been a teaching assistant at CESL since then. Prior to that, she taught ESL at Southeast Missouri State University, where she also completed her Master's in TESOL and Professional Writing; and taught EFL in Brazil, her home country. Her research interests include autonomy and motivation, writing styles, and extensive reading. In her free time, she loves to learn different languages, listen to music, read, or make brigadeiros.