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Program Director

Polina Vinogradova

Polina Vinogradova

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Director of TESOL Program

Dr. Vinogradova is an applied linguist interested in the use of digital technology in language education and in identity negotiation in multimodal personal narratives. Her recent research focuses on the development of multiliteracies and pedagogical ... [More]

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Faculty

Naomi Baron

Naomi Baron

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Executive Director, Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

Professor Baron is interested in electronically-mediated communication, writing and technology, and the history of English. A former Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Fellow, she has published seven books. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile Wo... [More]

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Robin Barr

Robin Barr

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Linguist in Residence

Prof. Barr holds a PhD in Linguistics from Harvard with concentrations in both Indo-European and psycholinguistics. Her research on morphology involves the relationship between language learning and language change, and she is always happy to hear of... [More]

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Ana-Maria Nuevo

Ana-Maria Nuevo

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Ana-Maria Nuevo specializes in dual and second language learning. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching and supervising teachers of English as a Second Language and Spanish as a Second Language. Before beginning her career at American Unive... [More]

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Jisook Paik

Jisook Paik

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Jisook Paik’s research interests include SLA, language education planning, cross-cultural communication and culture in bilingual education, and qualitative methods in classroom-based research. Before she joined AU as a TESOL faculty member, she w... [More]

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Rosalind Roberts-Kohno

Rosalind Roberts-Kohno

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Professorial Lecturer

Ruth has a PhD in theoretical linguistics from the Ohio State University (OSU), and an MA in applied linguistics from Ohio University. At OSU, she spent 10 years training international teaching assistants in the Spoken English Program. She has also t... [More]

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Younghee Sheen

Younghee Sheen

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Sheen received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Nottingham (UK). She holds an MA and EdM in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her main research interest is instructed second language acquisition.... [More]

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Kelly Wiechart

Kelly Wiechart

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Adjunct Instructor

Kelly Wiechart is an Adjunct Instructor in TESOL (CAS). She is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University with a major in Literacy Culture Language Education and a minor in Instructional Systems Technology.  She has extensive experience teaching Rhet... [More]

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Staff

Rana Ghaleb

Rana Ghaleb

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Administrative Assistant

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Graduate Assistants

Tanya Camp

Tanya Camp

A Midwest transplant, Tanya received her degree from Missouri State University in Art and Design. Following graduation, Tanya spent nearly three years teaching English in the public school system in Seoul, South Korea. During her time abroad, she dev... [More]



Elise Gorman

Elise Gorman

Elise received her degree in Middle Childhood Education from the University of Dayton. Following graduation, she taught middle school for four years and volunteered with WorldTeach as an English teacher in China for a year. She spent the past summer... [More]



Paige Reuber

Paige Reuber

After earning her BA in Human Development and Family Science, Paige worked for a family literacy program in DC. She was the Student Services Manager and taught basic computer, ESL, and parenting classes to adult students. She also volunteered for a... [More]



Mary Spanarkel

Mary Spanarkel

After graduating from Rowan University with a BA in History and a BA Subject Matter Education, Mary taught English at a university in Turkey through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program as an English Teaching Assistant. She is excited to start her care... [More]