Director of English as a Second Language and the Waseda Program
I have been teaching at Lawrence since 2002. As the director of English as a Second Language, I teach courses designed to help non-native speakers of English reach their language learning goals, including a support course for students in Freshman Studies. I have also taught Freshman Studies and really enjoyed the experience. My work also includes directing and teaching classes for the Waseda program, which brings one-year exchange students from Waseda University in Tokyo to Lawrence each fall. I have also taught English as a foreign language in Japan.
The first summer program for international freshmen started in 2012, and I have been very lucky to be a part of its initial creation and continued development. In addition, I have really enjoyed watching each group of summer students flourish in their studies and engage in the Lawrence community.