ESL: Faculty and Staff
Work with world-class ESL faculty and staff.
To contact any member of the faculty or staff for information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email will be directed to the correct person.
Mary F. Gawienowski
ESL Department Co-Chair, Professor
B.A., Comparative Literature, Spanish minor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA
M.A., English and TESOL, California State University at Sacramento, CA
Ph.D., English: Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
ESL Department Co-Chair, Associate Professor
A.A., William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL
B.A., English, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
M.A., Intercultural Studies - emphasis in TESOL, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
"Because I can understand the challenges of living in another country and learning a new language, I am committed to seeing my students succeed not only in their language proficiency, but also in their overall success as they make the United States their home. I have taught a wide-range of courses within the ESL department since 1996, and I have a special interest in English grammar and English for business."
TESOL & ESL Endorsement Certificate Coordinator, Professor
B.A., English and French Language, Literature, and Methodology, West University of Timisoara, Romania
M.A., TESOL, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
"I think education is a process that entails enthusiasm and rigor and that should foster learner autonomy and critical thinking. I view teachers as resources rather than as the only sources of information, and students as active participants to the learning process; along the same lines, I believe that learning does not end, but begins in the classroom and continues in all the social contexts in which students participate."
B.A., Spanish, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
M.A., Linguistics, American University, Washington, D.C.
B.A. Spanish and Political Science, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
M.A. Applied Linguistics / TESOL, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Harper College is a great place to learn English, and a great place to teach. I love helping students to master English and reach their goals."
B.A., Economics, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, China
M.A., English: Language and Professional Writing, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
B.Ed., Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"I firmly believe that education is a lifelong endeavor and that teaching is a privilege to inspire my students on and through this journey, one step at a time. It has been one of my greatest pleasures to empower my students with better English skills so they are able to reach their academic, professional, and personal goals."
B.A. Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
M.A. Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Kathy J. Zuo
B.A., International Studies, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Liberal Arts Placement and Testing Manager
B.A., Speech Communications, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH
M.A., Adult Education - Developmental Studies, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL
Diploma in Social Science, Stockholm University Graduate School, Stockholm, Sweden
Ed.D., National-Louis University, Chicago, IL
Language Lab Tech
Administrative Assistant - Liberal Arts North
ESL Student Advisor
A.A., Kyunghee University, Seoul, South Korea
B.S., International Business and French, North Park University, Chicago, IL
M.A., TESL, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
CALL Lab and Resources Coordinator
B.A., English Literature, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
M.A.T. Secondary Education, Language Arts, ESL Endorsement, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL