Faculty and Staff

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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.

Lucinda Hunter

Lucinda Hunter

Position: Assistant Director
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.


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.


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.

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Danielle Burkin

Position: ESOL Program Secretary
Phone: 419-372-8205
Email: dburkin@bgsu.edu
Address: 218 East Hall

Danielle Burkin is a native of western Ohio. A former falcon, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Health Administration from Bowling Green State University. Happy to be back on campus, Danielle divides her time between the ESOL and English offices and her home in Perrsyburg. She and her husband are the parents of four children. When she is not carpooling children from event to event, she is volunteering with the Perrysburg Musical Theater.

ESOL TEACHING ASSOCIATEs & Graduate Assistants