Renee Snyder

Renee has a BA in psychology, an MA in General-Experimental Psychology, and a PhD in Psychology (Research & Methodology). She has worked in corporate research for 15 years, and she went back to school to obtain a MA in TESOL to expand her teaching repertoire. Renee has been a college instructor for more than 20 years, teaching courses in psychology, business, and ESL. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in animal rescue and travelling.

Clifford Stanley

Clifford Stanley, a graduate of UC Berkeley and UC Law SF (formerly UC Hastings) practiced civil and criminal law with an emphasis on criminal appeals for 25 years. He has taught Legal Research and Writing and classes about the US legal system, including at Berkeley Law (formerly Boalt Hall), since 2015, including at Berkeley Law (formerly Boalt Hall). When not teaching, he is at work on a novel.

Peter Vahle

Continuing Lecturer of College Writing
College Writing Programs

Peter Vahle is an applied linguist and continuing lecturer in the College Writing Programs at UC Berkeley. Peter’s career in teaching English began in Spain in the early 1990s where he taught a variety of English Language Courses. In the late 1990s, Peter began training new teachers of English and later established a TEFL Certification course in Barcelona where he was the Course Director for four years. Through the early 2000s, Peter continued to launch, teach, and direct teacher training courses in various European cities including Paris and Prague. Peter returned to the United States...

Tammy Wik

Tammy Wik has her MA TESOL from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She has over 15 years experience in English language education and enjoys edtech, curriculum design, assessment, and language program administration. She has taught English in Japan and led teacher training in China. She currently serves on the CATESOL Board as Secretary. She also loves food, cats, reading, and the internet.

Margi Wald

Continuing Lecturer and Director of Summer English Language Studies

Margi Wald, M.A. Applied Linguistics, teaches first-year writing, reading, and grammar & vocabulary courses specifically designed for multilingual students. She directs UC Berkeley's Summer English Language Studies program, co-edits The CATESOL Journal, and has extensive experience presenting at and organizing conferences for English language teaching organizations. She co-edited Teaching U.S.-educated Multilingual Student Writers (with Mark Roberge and Kay Losey) and co-authored the textbook Exploring Options in Academic...

David Wiese

Continuing Lecturer and Associate Director of Summer English Language Studies

David Wiese teaches first and second year writing during fall and spring, and is the Associate Director of the Summer English Language Studies Program. He also creates textbooks and online learning materials related to academic writing, reading, and English as a second language. Previously, he worked as the Submissions Editor for the CATESOL Journal. He holds a Master’s Degree in TESOL from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of California Santa Barbara. A California native, his prior teaching experience...