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Loyola University Chicago

English as a Second Language

ELLP Faculty and Staff

‌‌‌‌Loyola University Chicago's ELLP Program faculty members are first-rate language instructors with extensive experience teaching English to speakers of other languages. All of our faculty members have an advanced degree in TESOL or a related field, and most have lived and worked in other countries.

The small size of the ELLP Program permits close communication between faculty and students, allowing English learners to get the individual attention and assistance they need. Our students consistently mention this personalized touch as one of the most attractive and important features of the program.

Current Director

Beth Lair


Beth Lair, Assistant Director of ESL
Contact: 773-508-3990
Email: blair@luc.edu 



Steve Fehr


Steven Fehr, ESL Coordinator
Contact: 773-508-3880
Email: sfehr@luc.edu




Lorena Pedroza


Lorena Pedroza, Student Worker

Email: esl@luc.edu



Current Faculty & ELLP Team members


Amanda Burgoyne
M.A.TESOL/Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago



Jordan Carson
Jordan Carson
M.A.TESOL/Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nora Darby
Nora Darby
M.A. & TESOL Certification and Endorsement

Nicole Dodson
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, National Louis University
TESOL Certification
Nancy Garcia
Nancy Garcia
M.A. Applied Linguistics, University of Utah
Sean Kemper
B.A.History/CELTA Certification, University of Colorado at Boulder
Sarah Lindsey
Masters in ESL Education, The University of Tennessee

Kenneth Pettigrew
M.A.TESOL/Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Linda Rousos
M.A.TESOL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gilda Ruman
Gil Ruman
M.A. Applied Linguistics, Northeastern Illinois University
MBA DePaul University
 Jennifer Schwarzkopf
Jennifer Schwarzkopf
M.A. TESOL, University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael Slager
M.A. Russian Language & Literature, University of Illinois at Chicago



English Language Learning Program · Loyola Hall · 1110 Loyola Avenue, 1st Floor · Chicago, IL 60626 ·
Mailing Addresses · Phone: 773.508.3990 · Fax: 773.508.7125 · E-mail: ESL@luc.edu

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