Faculty and Staff

Carla Bamatraf

Carla Bamatraf

English Language Instructor, Kansai Gaidai University

Carla Bamatraf received a BA in History from Tulane University and an MA in Applied Linguistics...

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Karlene Bannister

English Language Instructor, Kansai Gaidai University

Karlene Bannister is an EFL/ESL instructor who has taught in multiple English language learning...

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Randall Bryan

Administrative Specialist

Randall Bryan is IELI’s administrative specialist, covering all administrative functions within...

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Gordon Clark

Gordon Clark

Director and Assistant Dean

Gordon Clark serves as the Director and Assistant Dean of the Intensive English Language...

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Nada Cohadzic

English Language Instructor, Kansai Gaidai University

Ms. Cohadzic came to the United States from Bosnia and Herzegovina with her family when she was...

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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

English Language Instructor, Kansai Gaidai University

Chris Davis is an ESL instructor dedicated to providing student-first education, promoting...

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Shannon Geary

Shannon Geary

Academic English Language Instructor

Shannon Geary received a BA in International Studies at Southwestern University and an MA in...

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Jill Harold

Jill Harold

Academic English Language Instructor

Jill Harold earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Biology and a Master of Arts in...

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Alex Harris

Alex Harris

Program Director, Kansai Gaidai University

Alex Harris began his work in international education as a tutor and volunteer. That experience...

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Nicholas Lamelza

Nicholas Lamelza

English Language Instructor, Kansai Gaidai University

Nick came to the TESOL field as a volunteer tutor at his church in Philadelphia. This led to him...

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Cleyera Martin

Cleyera Martin

Academic English Language Instructor

Ms. Martin has returned to UNT in Denton as an Academic English Language Instructor. Ms. Martin...

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Laura Martinez

Laura Martinez

English Language Instructor, Kansai Gaidai University

Laura Martinez is passionate about helping students to find their voice in English. She...

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Donna Obenda

Donna Obenda

Assistant Director

Donna Obenda serves as the Assistant Director at the Intensive English Language Institute. She...

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Staff Photo Megan O'Connell

Megan O'Connell

English Language Instructor, Kansai Gaidai University

Megan was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In college she studied Psychology, Spanish,...

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Staff Photo Laura Rios

Laura Rios

Academic English Language Instructor

Laura Rios holds a Master of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University...

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Ellen Sequeira Staff Photo

Ellen Sequeira

Academic English Language Instructor

Ellen Sequeira is an ESL instructor dedicated to providing excellence in her teaching by...

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Adam Stein

Adam Stein

Academic English Language Instructor

Adam Stein has extensive experience helping international students develop their academic...

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Staff Photo Michael Ziegenfuss

Michael Ziegenfuss

English Language Instructor, Kansai Gaidai University

Michael Ziegenfuss is an international education specialist with experience in both teaching and...

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