Faculty and Staff

ESOL Faculty and Staff

Amy Cook

Position: Director
Email: amycook@bgsu.edu
Address: 221 East Hall

Amy is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she completed a BA in Languages and Latin American Studies. She also holds an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Arizona, where she taught first-year composition classes for American and international students. In addition to ESOL classes, Amy teaches General Studies Writing classes as well as ENG 5100, Theories and Methods of TESOL.


Fernanda Capraro

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-7554
Email: fcaprar@bgsu.edu
Address: 323 East Hall

Fernanda was born in Italy and became an ESL learner at the age of six. Her interest in language learning continued. She received a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education from Ohio State University. She has studied and taught Spanish, Italian, and ESL in higher education. Her ESL teaching experiences include intensive English courses and spoken English courses for prospective international teaching assistants.

Lucinda Hunter

Lucinda Hunter

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-8145
Email: lhunter@bgsu.edu
Address: 313 East Hall

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.  


Anastasia Kryzhanivska

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-0149
Email: akryzh@bgsu.edu
Address: 203 East Hall

Anastasiia is originally from Mykolaiv, Ukraine, where she completed her BA in English Translation at Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University. She attended Ohio University and received her Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. Anastasiia has taught International Russian, Introduction to Linguistics, and other English classes including Academic Writing, Speaking and Listening, and English for Specific Purposes. Anastasiia’s research interest area are CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning), multicultural awareness, and motivation.

Kimberly Spallinger

Kimberly Spallinger

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-2746
Email: spallkk@bgsu.edu
Address: 418 East Hall

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.

ESOL Secretary

Kelly Jennings

Kelly Jennings

Position: ESOL Program Secretary
Phone: 419-372-8205
Email: kjennin@bgsu.edu
Address: 215 East Hall

ESOL Teaching Associates & Graduate Assistants

Shahin Hossain

Shahin Hossain

Position: Graduate Assistant
Email: hshahin@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 218

Shahin Hossain is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he completed his BA and MA in English at the University of Dhaka. In Bangladesh, he taught English language and literature at Bangladesh university. At BGSU, he is promoting Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection (CCCC) and Free Community English Class while doing his second master's in English.

Mr. Hossain is a Fulbright Fellow and studied American history and culture at Fayetteville State University (FSU), North Carolina. At FSU, he worked as a cultural ambassador and taught South Asian culture.

Mr. Hossain is the Winner of The Future Leaders Program: Season 3, a TV reality show on the leadership in business. He is also an expert in Model United Nations.

Michael Oshindoro

Michael Oshindoro

Position: Graduate Assistant
Email: oshinme@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 218

Michael Oshindoro is a second year Masters student in the Literary & Textual Studies program. Before coming to BGSU, he completed the one-year Fulbright Foreign Language Assistantship program where he taught Yoruba language, his mother tongue, at Fayetteville State University, NC. In 2017, the year he was granted the FLTA scholarship, Michael obtained an MA in Linguistics after getting a BA in Linguistics in 2013. His research interests range from discourses around culture, gender, and globalization to language and the interaction between language and thought. Michael is the graduate assistant in the ESOL office and also the coordinator of the CCCC program.