English Language Institute (ELI)

ELI People

Heather Deering

Heather Deering

  • Director, English Language Institute

Specialties

  • Coordinates ELI program and assessments
  • Advises international students who are enrolled in the program
  • Collaborates with university partners to provide a holistic learning experience for our international students
  • Designs workshops and short courses for our larger international community at Tech
Jason Rice

Jason Rice

  • Assistant to the Director, English Language Institute
  • Safety Liaison and Training Administrator

Specialties

  • Coordinate tutoring
  • Program support
  • BA Liberal Studies with concentration in Literature, Finlandia University
Jessica Lauer

Jessica Lauer

  • Instructor, English Language Institute

Specialties

  • International technical and professional communication
  • Coordinates international graduate student workshops and orientations
  • Ph.D. Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture (Michigan Tech); M.A. English Education (University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez);
Paul Mairet

Paul Mairet

  • Instructor, English Language Institute

Specialties

  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Writing and Editing Strategies (professional writing experience in education, publishing, and closed captioning industries)
  • M.Ed. Second Language Education, B.A. English with Creative Writing Emphasis
Sarah Isaacson

Sarah Isaacson

  • Instructor, English Language Institute

Specialties

  • Second language (L2) oral communication strategies
  • L2 Reading: Strategies for and impacts of technology on
  • MA in TESOL, Ball State University; BA in English, UW-Stevens Point
Emily Kastamo

Emily Kastamo

  • Instructor, English Language Institute

Specialties

  • Second language reading methods and assessment
  • Culture and language maintenance among immigrants and their descendants
  • MA Applied Linguistics, BA English as a Second Language Education
Ayse Miskioglu

Ayse Nur Miskioglu

  • Instructor, English Language Institute

Specialties

  • Reading skills strategies
  • Productive methods to learn L2 vocabulary
  • Master of Science in the Teaching of English for Specific Purposes, University of Aston in Birmingham, UK
Megan Pietruszewski

Megan Pietruszewski

  • Instructor, English Language Institute
  • Tutor, English Language Institute

Specialties

  • Provides one-to-one tutoring 
  • Acts as support for IESL instructors
  • Helps in self assesment of student work and ways of improvement