ESOL Faculty and Staff
Kimberly Spallinger, ESOL Program Director
Kimberly has been teaching ESOL courses at Bowling Green State University since 2004. Before this time, she taught teacher preparation and linguistics courses at Bluffton University and also had the opportunity to teach for a short time in Viet Nam. At BGSU, her primary role has been in ESOL, teaching graduate and undergraduate students in both speaking/listening and writing courses. Additionally, she occasionally teaches English 3800, an introduction to linguistics course for future English teachers, and English 5100, a TESOL Methodology Course. Kimberly enjoys working with students from different departments across campus, and one of her favorite parts of being an ESOL teacher is that she learns just as much from her students as they learn from her.
Dayna Herrington, Assistant Director
She has taught English and French to American students at the university and community college level, and she has experience teaching English abroad in Brussels, Belgium and Wuhan, China.
She has been teaching in the ESOL Program full time since 2003.
Sheri Wells-Jensen, Associate Professor
Research Interests: Psycholinguistics (especially cross-linguistic aspects of speech production and speech errors), applied phonology, phonetics, General Linguistics, braille literacy and processing, voice identification, xenolinguistics, language preservation.
Samuel Herrington, ESOL Instructor
Sam holds an MA in English (specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language) and an MA in French, both from BGSU.
Before becoming a full-time ESOL instructor at BGSU in 2004, he taught courses in French, Freshman Composition, and ESOL at the University of Toledo, Owens Community College, and BGSU. He also taught in the Wuhan University Summer Intensive English Program in Wuhan, China in 2005.
Angela Garner, ESOL Instructor/ Writing Center ESL Specialist
Lucinda Hunter, ESOL Program Instructor
Lucinda received her MA in English (specialization in TESOL) in 1999 from Bowling Green State University. She has taught composition and ESOL courses at Bowling Green. In addition, in the greater Philadelphia area, she taught new U.S. residents enrolled in literacy programs. She taught full time in the ESOL Program in 2002, returning to BGSU in 2007.
Amy Cook, ESOL Program Instructor
Amy began teaching in the ESOL Program at BGSU in the fall of 2010. She is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she completed a BA in Languages and Latin American Studies. She also holds an MA in Teaching ESL from the University of Arizona, where she taught First-Year Composition classes for American and international students. One of her favorite things about teaching ESOL is meeting students from all over the world and learning about their cultures.
ESOL Graduate Assistants
Kellan Deardorff, ESOL Program Graduate Assistant
Kellan earned his BA in English Studies at Western Washington University and his MA in Rhetoric and Composition at Washington State University. He taught First-Year-Composition for three years prior to joining BGSU's Rhetoric & Writing PhD Program. Kellan's scholarly interests focus primarily on critical pedagogies in FYC, but branch from there into new media studies, rhetorics of racism, cultural/ethnic studies, and composition theory more generally. In his off time, he experiments with freewill as it pertains to food preparation. As an informally trained fine-dining chef, he spends time critically analyzing various cooking ingredients and recipes. For fun, Kellan thoroughly enjoys trashy reality television as well as violent movies and video games (FPS).
Wei Cen, ESOL Program Graduate Assistant
Wei is from China and had taught English for over twelve years at Suzhou University. She received her BA in English from Southeast University, China and MA in Scientific and Technical Communication from Bowling Green State University. Currently, she is a PhD student in BGSU's Rhetoric and Writing program. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, watching movies, and TV shows.
Anna Risher, ESOL Program Graduate Assistant
Research interests: Medieval literature, gender and sexuality studies, young adult literature, horror conventions, pop culture, folklore studies, romantic literature, genre shift