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Faculty and Staff

Our Intensive English Program faculty members all hold master's or doctoral degrees and certificates of study in Teaching English as a Second Language, linguistics, or an equivalent field. They are actively involved in conducting research, writing textbooks, publishing articles, presenting papers or workshops at conferences, and serving as officers in local and national professional organizations such as TESOL and NAFSA.

Many of our faculty members, administrators, and staff members have lived and taught in other countries.


  • Pamela Smart-Smith, Assistant Director for Academics and Interim Director of the Intensive English Program