English Language Institute (ELI)

ELI People

Michael Meyer

Michael R. Meyer

  • Director - William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning

Specialties

  • Directs and coordinates center activities with those of other campus units
  • Holds pedagogical consultations with faculty and staff from all departments
  • Promotes new faculty development tools, training, and opportunities
  • Coordinates initiatives to support teaching and learning, such as the university testing center
  • Holds joint appointment as physics senior lecturer
Jason

Jason

  • Administrative and Tutoring Center Coordinator

Specialties

  • Student Support
  • Tutoring Services
Sarah Isaacson

Sarah Isaacson

  • International Graduate Student Communication and Cultural Center (IGSC3) Program Director
  • Instructor, English Language Institute

Specialties

  • Second language (L2) oral communication strategies
  • Strategies for and impacts of technology on L2 Reading
  • MA in TESOL, Ball State University; TESOL Certificate, Michigan Technological University; BA in English, UW-Stevens Point
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)
  • MEd Second Language Education, University of Minnesota; BA English with Creative Writing Emphasis, Macalester College. 
Emily Kastamo

Emily Kastamo

  • Research and Development Editor
  • Curriculum/Assessment Developer

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
Jesse Greenleaf

Jesse Greenleaf

  • Instructor, English Language Institute

Specialties

  • MA English: Teaching English as a Second Language, Minnesota State University - Mankato; BA Spanish, Northern Michigan University