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Bill Hellriegel


Bill Hellriegel received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from the University of Arizona, where he also completed his Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. He has worked in the field of language education for 25 years, in both teaching and administrative capacities, and has experience in both the public and private sectors.

Bill spent the first eight years of his career outside the U.S, working two years in Spain and six years in Japan. After returning to the U.S, he spent a number of years at the University of California and then at the University of Minnesota. He has published and presented extensively. Bill is fluent in Spanish and in Japanese, and he also has proficiency in both German and Portuguese.

His research interests include teacher effectiveness, student success, and student choice of school. Bill loves spending time with his family, exercising, reading, and traveling. He became CESL's Director in January 2017.