Chisako Cole

Chisako teaches Reading & Composition courses (R1A and R4B) and has also taught in the Summer English Language Studies program and in the Summer Bridge Program, with a particular focus on multilingual student writers. Chisako holds an M.A. from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Boston University. Prior to relocating to California, she taught at New York University and The City University of New York. At Berkeley, she has been a Lecturer Teaching Fellow, focusing her work on the social rules of classroom discourse and composition for international students. She was accepted into the...

Andreea Corona

Andreea Corona currently serves as a Continuing Lecturer in the Linguistics Department in the English for Multilingual Students (EMS) Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she teaches multiple levels of academic reading and writing courses for international undergraduate and graduate students. She has taught a variety of academic courses in intensive language programs such as at the University of San Diego, where she also received her Master’s in Education in TESOL, Literacy, and Culture, as well as several composition courses at community colleges throughout...

Scott Crisp

Scot Crisp has taught English in Paris, Prague and the Bay Area. He has also worked as a teacher trainer and faculty developer for many years. Scot has an MA in TESOL and a BA in Acting. Combining principles and approaches from both acting and communitive teaching, Scot fosters a highly participatory classroom. As an actor, Scot has done stage work on both coasts and in Europe and performed voice work for teaching materials and audio theatre. He is a co-founder of The One Act Players (

Teri Crisp

Teri Crisp has an M.A. in international studies from the University of Washington and did Ph.D. coursework in education at UC Berkeley, where she received an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award in the College Writing Programs. Certified in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), she has trained teachers in San Francisco, Prague, and Hong Kong. She teaches courses for multilingual student writers, and Reading & Composition courses that encourage collaborative research, critical thinking, and writing on ecology, art, and social values and policy.

Robert Downey

Robert Downey teaches Legal Research and Writing to JD students at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Professor Downey joined the faculty at Maurer after working as an associate attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. Directly after graduating law school, he clerked for Judge Hamilton at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and also worked as a summer law clerk for Justice Theodore Boehm at the Indiana Supreme Court. Before law school, Professor Downey developed an undergraduate computer literacy program at South East European University, an...

Shelley Dykstra

Shelley Dykstra is originally from the Bay Area, so she’s happy to be serving her multilingual students so close to home. She holds an M.A. and B.A. in linguistics, from the University of Barcelona and University of California San Diego, respectively. A multilingual student herself, Shelley completed her M.A. coursework entirely in Spanish, along with undergraduate study-abroad programs in Morelia, Mexico and Barcelona. Her experience teaching English as a Second Language spans tens years, two continents, and a variety of ages and topics. Her special interests are student success and...

Jeff Ellenbird

Jeff’s passion for teaching comes out of community organizing and community-based teaching in San Francisco when he was known as Jeff McClelland. He then got his Masters in TESOL at San Francisco State University and later served as a Fulbright Fellow in Chile developing and piloting an ESL curriculum for medical students at the Universidad de Talca in 2014. Now a fulltime professor at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) in Boston, he teaches ELL classes that cluster with introductory discipline classes, such as SOC-101 and also teaches a first-year seminar titled, Self, Culture and...

David Frasca

David Frasca received his M.A. TESL from CUNY Hunter College in New York and has been teaching ESL at various university centers since 1985 [City University of New York, La Guardia, University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, Santa Fe Community College, Hudson County Community College, City College of San Francisco, University of California, Berkeley]. He has taught Business English in both Spain and Italy and is fluent in both Spanish and Italian. He is also a Certified Massage Therapist practicing in California.

Nancy Hunt

Nancy Hunt taught at the UC Berkeley Extension’s English Language Program, Laney College, Holy Names University, and in the College Writing Program’s Summer English Language Studies program at UC Berkeley. Her path to Berkeley and English as a Second Language teaching has included high school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a year of university in Madrid, Spain, and ten years as an English and music professor at the University of Puebla in Mexico.

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson teaches in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and in the Leland Scholars Program at Stanford University. She received a B.A. in Art History with Honors from the University of Maryland at College Park and a M.A. and PhD in Education (Language, Literacy and Culture) from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to Stanford, Jennifer taught courses in the Linguistics Department and the Graduate School of Education at Berkeley. As a graduate student at Berkeley, she was the recipient of the Berkeley Language Center Research Fellowship, Outstanding Graduate...