Emily Embree
Assistant Professor

M.A. in Applied Linguistics, TESOL Focus, University of Iowa, 1993
B.A. in French, University of Iowa, 1986

Teaching Experience
Divine Word College Intensive English Language Institute (Assistant Professor), 1998-present
Wilton Academy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2012-2013
Department of Foreign Languages, Dalat University, Dalat Vietnam, 2004-2005
Department of American Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1993-1998
Department of Linguistics, University of Iowa, 1992-1993

Professional Interests
Corpus Linguistics
Intercultural Communication

Professional Affiliations

Mark Garton
Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Linguistics from Indiana University, 2000
M.A. in applied linguistics/TESOL from Indiana University, 1991
B.A. in Spanish from Northeast Missouri State University, 1987

Teaching Experience
Divine Word College, 2002-present
Marycrest International University, 2001-2002
Indiana University, 1991-2000

Overseas Experience
Costa Rica, 1985
Hungary, 1995-1996

Hobbies: stamp collecting, playing chess, painting landscapes, listening to old radio shows, watching 1960s British mystery shows, reading old books and taking long walks

Kirsten Lillegard

TESOL Core Certificate for Adult Learners, TESOL, 2013
M.A in English / Creative Writing, Southern Illinois University—Carbondale, 1997
B.A. in Communications / music, Loyola University New Orleans, 1992

Teaching Experience
Intensive English Language Institute, Divine Word College, 2011 to present
English Department, University of Dubuque, 2007 to 2011
English Department, University of Tennessee—Martin, 2000 to 2003
ESL Department, Nagasaki Wesleyan College (Japan), 1997 – 1998
English Department, Southern Illinois University—Carbondale, 1994 – 1997

Other Professional Experience
Certified Fertility-care practitioner working with Loras College Marriage Prep
Free-lance writer published in Chicago Tribune, Many Mountains Moving, and The Witness


Suzanne Reinhardt

B.A. in English/Creative Writing, Hiram College
M.A. in Linguistics/ESL, Oakland University
Certification in Educational Technology, Michigan State University
M.A. Educational Technology, Michigan State University (in progress)

Teaching Experience
Pei Zheng Business College, Chinitown China (1 year)

Berlitz Language Center Tampico, Mexico (6 months)
Macomb Community College, Michigan (1 semester)
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (2 ½ years)
Divine Word College (from 2012 - current)

Professional Affiliations

Sinton,-Sharon.jpgSharon Sinton

M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University

M.A. in British & American Literature from Michigan State University
B.A. in biology from Kalamazoo College

Teaching Experience
Divine Word College 2012-- present.

University of Dubuque English Department 2004-2012
Northeast Iowa Community College 2004-2007.  

Classes Taught

Prior to teaching at Divine Word College, I taught first-year composition courses as an adjunct English instructor at the University of Dubuque. I also taught a beginning level ESL course at Northeast Iowa Community College for three years in Dubuque. 

Future Professional Plans

My immediate plans are to complete a TESOL certification course, scheduled to end in Dec 2013.

Larry Udry
Assistant Professor

B.A. English and Economics: University of Cincinnati, 1985
M.A. ESL-EFL/ Linguistics: Ohio University, 1992

Teaching Experience
Divine Word College- IELI- 2003-present.       
University of Tennessee at Martin- TIEP- 1992-2003.
Nagasaki Wesleyan Junior College- Isahaya, Japan- 1997-1998. (EFL).   High School English Teacher- Union City, Tennessee- 1994.Teacher Training with Partners of the Americas-Venezuela- 1990 and 1995. Lycée Nouveau Rich- Rich, Morocco- 1986-88. (EFL) Peace Corps.

Professional Interests
Current CALL-IS Newsletter Editor ( 2009- present)
Webcaster for TESOL’s Electronic Village ( 2011- present)

Other Interests
Art, movies, making music, coaching kids’ soccer and sports
 Vargo,-Michelle.jpgMichelle Vargo

BA Sociology from Marygrove College, 2005
MA TESOL from Madonna University, 2009

Teaching Experience:

Divine Word College: IELI -  2013 – present
Language Center International: ESL Curriculum Coordinator 2012-2013
Language Center International: ESL Instruction -  2010-2013
Tutor ABC: Online ESL Instruction – 2009
Macomb Community College: ESL & Spanish Tutor - 1999-2001

Professional Interests:
Wiki technologies in the ESL classroom
Social Media in the ESL classroom

Professional Affiliations

Overseas Experience
Spain: 2003
Germany 1994-1997