John Wheeler - Program Director/Instructor of ESL
Wheeler has worked as ESL/EFL teacher, teacher trainer, and
program administrator since 1983. Overseas EFL
experience includes 15 years in Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, and
Slovakia. Holds both Master of Arts degree in
Linguistics (TESL) and Master of Music degree in Piano
Performance from University of Michigan; earned Bachelor of
Music degree in Piano Performance with French minor from
Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve
University. Has traveled extensively and speaks
French, Turkish, Arabic, Slovak, and some German. Has
presented at professional conferences in ten different
countries and his works appear in internationally recognized
publications. Member of TESOL International and served
for 7-1/2 years as Higher
Education Interest Section Representative for TexTESOL V
Mary Cates - Lecturer, Intensive English Program
Cates has worked as EFL/ESL teacher,
teacher trainer, counselor, administrator, consultant, and private tutor to
both students and business professionals. Overseas experience includes
two years as EFL instructor with the Peace Corps in Turkey and
program in Lebanon. Holds Master of Education degree from Texas Woman's University and
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of Texas at Austin.
Has completed graduate studies in Linguistics and ESL
methodology for Higher Education at TWU and North Texas State
University. Speaks some Turkish, Spanish, and Japanese
and has traveled most recently to Russia and Japan.
Has presented at local
conferences and is member of TESOL International and TexTESOL V
Regional Affiliate, having served as Newsletter Co-Editor and 1999 Statewide Conference Committee Member.
Linda Evans - Lecturer of ESL
worked as ESL teacher and consultant for universities and
corporations, and as communication skills tutor to both students
and business professionals. Specializes in
American English Pronunciation and English for Specific
Purposes. Holds TESOL Certification from University of
Texas at Arlington Dept. of Linguistics and Bachelor of Arts
degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with International
Studies major from University of Texas at Dallas. Travels include South Korea, Russia, Mexico, Hong Kong,
Singapore, and India and speaks some Spanish, Korean and
Russian. Has served on several community boards and currently chairs Committee on Refugees of
Nations Association USA-Dallas Chapter providing service
learning opportunities for university students. Member of
TESOL International and TexTESOL V Regional Affiliate and has
presented pronunciation workshops for local conferences.
Darrell Fisher - Lecturer, Intensive English Program
Fisher has taught ESL both locally and abroad, including
positions at University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas County
Community College District, and Colin County Community College District;
worked abroad for five years in Quebec (Canada), Benin
(Ivory Coast), Togo (West Africa), and France. While
in West Africa, managed two-year language survey of 27
dialects of the Yoruba language under SIL International.
Taught children in French while studying at LíUniversite
Laval in Quebec and LíUniversite de Savoie in France.
Received Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from
University of Texas at Austin, and Master of Arts degree in
Applied Linguistics from University of Texas at Arlington.
Speaks some Spanish and has studied Biblical Hebrew and
Koine Greek. Works as private tutor of pronunciation
and verbal section of SAT, and is certified IELTS Examiner.
Jeffrey Hobbie - Lecturer, Intensive English Program
Hobbie has taught ESL to students and business professionals in the
Dallas area since 2005, including positions at University of Dallas,
Dallas County Community College District, and Colin Country Community
College District. Worked for 13 years in various countries in
Africa, most notably Congo and Tanzania, but also Nigeria, Uganda, and
Kenya. While in Africa, performed phonological analysis toward
the development of an Ileka Ishile alphabet, conducted 12
socio-linguistic surveys, participated in numerous community development
projects, and taught adult education classes in Swahili for many years.
Holds Master of Arts degree in New Testament Studies from Lincoln
Christian University and Master of Arts degree in Linguistics from
University of Texas at Arlington, and has completed course work toward a
PhD in Linguistics. Speaks fluent Swahili and has studied Hebrew,
Greek, Ileka Ishile, and several other Bantu languages.
Rebecca Lommel - Lecturer, Intensive English Program
Lommel has worked as ESL/EFL teacher and program director,
teacher trainer, curriculum developer, and consultant in
both U.S. colleges and international programs. Ph.D.
studies in English Language and Linguistics conducted at
University of Stuttgart, Germany. Holds Master of Arts
degrees in English Language and Linguistics from University
of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, and in English Language
Curriculum and Instruction from University of Texas at
Austin; Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from
Louisiana State University. Speaks fluent German and some
Spanish and has traveled worldwide. Certified IELTS
examiner and presenter at international and state TESOL and
Sherri Morrison - Lecturer, Intensive English Program
Morrison has taught English as a Second Language and Developmental
Studies at area institutions of higher education since 1997. Has
conducted private tutoring for international students, assisted in
teacher training, and coordinated ESL course curriculum development.
Holds Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with minor in
English and Master of Education degree in Special Education from
University of North Texas; has achieved ESL certification from Texas A&M
University. Has traveled in Europe and North America and has
studied German and American Sign Language.
Michael Nesuda - Lecturer, Intensive English Program
Nesuda has taught English as a Second Language at area
universities and colleges including Texas Christian
University in Fort Worth and Dallas County Community
College District. Completed ESL Teaching Academy coursework
and Oxford Seminars TESOL Certification. Holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature
from Princeton University, as well as Bachelor of Science in
Computer Science and Master of Music in Jazz Studies from
University of North Texas. Has studied Portuguese, Spanish,
French, Czech, and Turkish. Conducts group and private music
lessons in guitar and improvisation, and is composer of
music in jazz, popular, and classical idioms.
William Osborne - Lecturer, Intensive English Program
Osborne has worked as ESL/EFL teacher since 1999, starting
his career at City University of New York. In addition to
his Masterís in TESOL, he holds a second Masterís in English
Literature and has completed extensive coursework and
research towards his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from
Fordham University. Has worked as consulting editor to both
universities and businesses in New York City and has
participated in numerous language immersion programs in both
French and Spanish. Designed and implemented his own EFL web
site to assist his students who wished to pursue their study
of English outside of the classroom.
Jan Ware - Adjunct Instructor, Intensive English Program
Ware has worked as ESL teacher, curriculum writer, and
program coordinator since 1982. Other experience
includes ESL teacher training, private tutoring, and
volunteer ESL teaching. Holds a Ph.D. in Humanities
with a major in Linguistics and minor in Education
(University of Texas at Arlington), an M.A. in English with
an ESL concentration (University of North Texas), and a B.A.
with majors in English and Psychology (University of Sydney,
Australia). Has studied French, Latin, Spanish, and Gugu Yalanji (an Australian Aboriginal
language), but considers herself a beginner in all.
Has served TexTESOL V as board member and co-chair of a
Morteza Zoroufchian - Lecturer, Intensive English Program
Zoroufchian has over ten years of ESL/EFL experience
teaching students from a variety of language backgrounds
both internationally and in the U.S., including posts at
University of London 's External Program and University of
Dallas. Currently teaches credit and non-credit ESL for
Dallas County Community College District as well as ESL
Written English (First-Year Writing) at SMU. Received his
Master's Degree in English Language Teaching from Allameh
Tabatabaei University. Is fluent in Persian, having
lived overseas for twelve years, and has been certified as
IELTS Examiner by University of Cambridge.