Faculty and Staff

ESOL Faculty and Staff
AmyCook1

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.

FernandaCapraro

Fernanda Capraro

Position: Instructor
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: Lecturer
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. 

Lucinda is currently teaching BGSU ESOL courses at Tianjin Polytechnic University in China as part of BGSU partnership with the University.

Kryzhanivska2

Anastasia Kryzhanivska

Position: Instructor
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: Senior Lecturer
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

Jessica Eylem

Jessica Eylem

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

Jessica is from Cincinnati, Ohio and received her BA in English from Bowling Green State University. Currently, she is getting her MA in Literary and Textual Studies and pursuing a TESOL certificate at Bowling Green State University.  She is the graduate assistant for the ESOL office and also the coordinator for the CCCC program.

Alexandra Gaudelet

Alexandra Gaudelet

Position: Intern/Visiting Scholar
Email: agaudel@bgsu.edu
Address: 218 East Hall

Alexandra is a graduate student originally from Strasbourg, France, where she majors in Foreign Language Didactics and Teaching French as a Foreign Language. Her research interest area is informal language acquisition through popular culture. She previously obtained her bachelor's degree in Applied Foreign Languages, specializing in English and Japanese. She has been teaching French to international students for 3 years at the International Institute for French Studies of Strasbourg, along with teaching French and English as a private teacher. She is now joining the ESOL department as part of her research and her goal to improve her ESL teaching skills. 

Heather Stephenson

Heather Stephenson

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

Heather Stephenson is a second year master's degree student studying English with a specialization in Literary & Textual Studies. When she is not teaching or doing classwork, she enjoys exercise, ceramics, and gardening.