Michele Bowman, the ESL Program Director, has her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of South Florida and her Ph.D. in Foreign and Second Language Education from The Ohio State University. She has been teaching English as a second language since 1990 and has been in program administration since 1998. Dr. Bowman also taught at intensive programs in Florida, New York and Ohio. She taught English as a foreign language to first year college students for a year in Madrid, Spain. In addition to administering the entire ESL program, including workplace ESL, she sometimes teaches IELP and graduate credit courses (writing and speaking). She came to Cleveland State University in January of 2004.
Alevtyna Kolomiyets, the ESL Program Coordinator, obtained an M. Ed in TESOL from Cleveland State University in 200. She also taught English abroad for one year. Alevtyna has been with the IELP program since the fall of 2008 where she has taught Reading, Writing, Grammar, Listening/Speaking, and Vocabulary. She became the ESL Program Coordinator in fall 2010.
Ilya Elnatanov earned an M.Ed. in TESOL from Cleveland State University. He has been with the IELP program since the summer of 2005. He has taught Reading/Writing, Grammar, and Communication Skills. He also teaches a graduate level listening/speaking course for future teaching assistants.
Dawn Little has master’s degrees in college students personnel services from Miami University (1995) and TESOL from New York University (2000). Dawn started teaching ESL as an assistant English teacher through the JET Programme in Gifu, Japan in 1995. Since then, she has taught in South Korea, Indonesia, and in the U.S. Dawn began teaching in the IELP in January, 2006. She has taught reading, vocabulary, listening/speaking, and pronunciation courses at a variety of levels. She is currently working on a doctorate degree in Foreign and Second Language Education at The Ohio State University. Dawn is particularly interested in oral language skills development and international teaching assistant training
Halina Mazurak has been teaching English since 1994. She earned her B.A. in TESOL in 1997 and an M.A. in American Literature and Culture in 2000 from University of Warsaw, Poland. Prior to her employment in America, she taught English as a Foreign Language in Poland for eleven years. She joined the IELP team in 2011, and since then she has taught a variety of courses at different levels including Grammar, Writing, Reading, and Communication Skills. She is an experienced instructor of General English courses, preparation courses for a variety of Cambridge Exams as well as English for Specific Purposes courses. Additionally, using a variety of methodological approaches and technologies to facilitate students’ learning are integral parts of her teaching approach. In 2010, she was nominated for the OATYC 2009-2010 Adjunct Teacher Award and was one of the finalists.
Kevin has a Master of Education (M.Ed) with a TEFL focus coupled with the CELTA certification. Kevin Berry has been an instructor at the Intensive English Language Program since the Spring semester of 2010, where he has led Listening/Speaking , Vocabulary, Reading and Grammar classes at various levels. Additionally, he has three years of EFL experience primarily at YeungJin Community College based in Deagu, South Korea, where he led grammar and speaking courses. Kevin’s pedogical interests include a student-focused classroom environment and incorporating authenticartifacts. He also likes to further engage students by integrating online sources and technology that is commonly used at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Sean Kemper has taught at Cleveland State University’s Intensive English Language Program since 2011. Sean has taught essay writing, grammar, listening and speaking, reading, pronunciation, and vocabulary to students at various levels. Prior to teaching at CSU, he taught English in East Asia for four years, two of the final years at Cheongju National University of Education (South Korea). Sean holds a B.A. in History from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and he completed his CELTA certification in 2010. As a teacher, Sean strives to provide a modern, student-centered classroom that is also culturally sensitive. Through his time at CSU, he has taught students from the Middle East, China and East Asia, South America, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Sean enjoys teaching students from different countries and enjoys learning about their cultures as much as they learn about life in America.
Corina Fleaca has a Master's in Education and TESOL Certificate from Cleveland State University. She was a practicum student at Cleveland State University and enjoyed working with ESL students. She started teaching at Cleveland State University in 2013. She has taught grammar, listening/ speaking, reading and vocabulary at various levels. Corina is also a General Education Instructor and has been substituting for the local Cleveland Schools since 2013. Her pedagogical interests focus on technology in the classroom and incorporating fun activities to motivate students who learn in different ways.