School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
MACIE Student BIOS
2013-2014 MACIE Cohort
Andrew Van Lew
Lillian Ann Watson
2012-2013 MACIE Students
Nick Bardo, Concord, New Hampshire
After graduating with a BA in American History from Brown University, Nick served in three Peace Corps programs from 2006-2010 in The Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Guatemala, and People's Republic of China. He worked as a teacher in Hawaii for two years before joining the MACIE program. His research interests concern the philosophy of education and constructivist learning theories.
Lauren Clark, Cleveland, Tennessee
Naima Dahir, Columbus, Ohio (not pictured)
Brett Erickson, Chicago, Illinois
Meagan Hoff, Lakewood, Colorado
Elham Hoominfar, Tehran, Iran
Geoffrey Hughes, Pickerington, Ohio
Jianyu Li, Tianjin, China (not pictured)
Samantha Martin, Dimondale, Michigan
Sam studied secondary English education at Indiana University-Bloomington; she graduated in 2008 after student teaching for a semester in Arizona on the Navajo Nation. During the 2008-2009 school year, she taught 8th grade Language Arts in Columbus, Indiana. Before joining the MACIE program, she completed two years of Peace Corps service as a TEFL volunteer in Indonesia. Research interests: minority rights, social justice, critical theory
Kevin McClellan, Toledo, Ohio
Whitni McCoy, Pendleton, Oregon
After finishing a BA in Multidisciplinary Education with a Minor in ESL at Eastern Oregon University, Whitni served in the Peace Corps in Vanuatu from 2009-2011 in the Republic of Vanuatu as an Education volunteer. She trained teachers and taught reading and English while in the Peace Corps. Before starting the MACIE program fall of 2012, Whitni was a part-time fifth grade teacher. Her research interests include: health education and second language acquisition.
Tiffany Nelson - Pekin, Illinois
Upon completion of a B.A. in English from Truman State University, Tiffany taught preschool for a year in Missouri before serving in Peace Corps China as a university English instructor from 2007-2009. After Peace Corps, she stayed in China to teach English at an international elementary school from 2009-2011 before entering the MACIE program. Her research interests include: Chinese language instruction, parenting styles, and democratic education.
Amy Oshiro, Honolulu, Hawai’i
Ellie Rebacz, Toledo, Ohio
2011-2012 MACIE Students
Adam Murphy, Monroeville, O.
Adam earned his BS in Integrated Social Studies Education from Bowling Green State University in 2006. He served in the Peace Corps as an education volunteer in Romania from 2007-2010 teaching English in Romanian schools and assisting in site development. His research interests include: public educational policy and nationalist bias in history education.
Laura Booher, Dallas, Tex.
Sarah Dellinger, Lima, O.
Sarah completed her Bachelor's of Science degree in Integrated Language Arts Education from Bowling Green State University, and after graduation, she spent three months abroad volunteering as an ESL teacher in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. After becoming a member of the 2011 MACIE cohort, Sarah was able to participate in an internship experience as a visiting ESL instructor at a Costa Rican university in 2012. Her professional interests involve mentoring and tutoring students of all ages and ability levels, and researching the effects of intercultural contact between various student ethnic groups within the U.S. context. Sarah's graduate thesis project explores the acculturation process and social identity formation of international undergraduate students from Venezuela studying at a university in the Midwestern U.S.
Amanda Gensler, Newville, Penn.
Cori Churdar-Wilejto, Toledo, O.
Sarah King, Holland, O.
After completing a BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Evangel University, Sarah taught Immersion kindergarten and second grade English in Sendai, Japan from 2008-2011. She returned to America to enter the MACIE program and further study her interests. Research interests include: rural education in South Africa, AIDS prevention and education programs, and social/emotional/physical development of children in under developed countries.
Luis Macias, El Paso, Tex.
After completing a BA in Spanish and Translation at the University of Texas at El Paso, Luis served in the Peace Corps as an Education volunteer in Kazakhstan from 2006-2008. He was a Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative prior to enrolling in the MACIE program. His thesis deals with the educational aspirations of children with deported parents.
Ryan Kiefer, Toledo, O.
Dorothy Mayne, Dayton, O.
Dorothy received a BA in International Studies and a certificate in TESOL from Wright State University before serving as an in teacher in Madagascar with the Peace Corps from 2008-2011. For her thesis to complete the MACIE program, Dorothy is writing about how the discourse of the American Dream affects Malagasy immigrants to the United States. Research interests: media dissemination of culture, sociolinguistics, ESL pedagogy
Ellen Lambert, Tacoma, Wash.
2010-2011 MACIE Students
2009-2010 MACIE Students
Oluwadamilare Adeyeri, Ondo State, Nigeria
Jennifer Bartimole, Olean, New York
Ruth Bubalo, Bowling Green, Ohio
Heidi Croy, Gahanna, Ohio
Conor Harmon, Detroit, Michigan
Emily Hatch, Milford, Ohio
Jared Hatch, Bowling Green, Ohio
Dani Kehm, Columbia, Maryland
A'ame Kone, Bloomington, Indiana
Benjamin MacKenzie, Great Falls, Montana
Leslie Pacheco, Palm Desert, California
Matt Priest, Lambertville, Michigan
Lindsay Whitman-Drewes, West Unity, Ohio (not pictured)
Emily Zimmerman, Bowling Green, Ohio (not pictured)
2008-2009 MACIE Students
(Pictured from Left Front: Zhou, Ford, Bi, Huang; From Left Back: Peter, Keeler, Issah, Liang).
Hui Bi , China
Sarah Ford , Delaware, Ohio
Shanshan Huang , Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China
Jennifer Keeler , Ottawa, Ohio
Mohammed Issah , Ghana
Xu Liang , Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Peter Mateso , Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Birgit Peter , Austria
Yuchun Zhou , Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China
2007-2008 MACIE Students
Ronda Alexander, US
Eric Buetikofer, US
Meghan Burley, US
Adia Major, US
Annette de Nicker, South Africa
Claudia Nieto, Colombia
Jim Pippin, US
Eric Roth, US
Amy Warfield, US
Jie Wang, China (not pictured)
Lihong Yang, China
Mary Zychowicz, US