Dr. Ashley Heiberger

Dr. Ashley Heiberger

Assistant Professor of ESL

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Dr. Ashley Heiberger has taught classes in English, English as a second language, culture, and writing. She currently enjoys teaching in the IELI program at Divine Word College.


B.A – St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa (English)
M.A. – University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma (TESOL)
Graduate Certificate -- Gender and Women's Studies
Ph.D. – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (English)

Courses Taught

English Writing, Reading, Communication


Garling, B., & Heiberger, A. (2020). “The Integration of Popular Culture in K-12 and Higher Education English Language Curricula: Enhancing ELLs’ Literacy Development through Popular Culture.” Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K-12 Settings. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (forthcoming)

Heiberger, A. (2017). Strong, and I adapt myself: Saudi women and English language learning (Doctoral dissertation).

Heiberger, A.S. (2017). Positionality and Participation: Engaging Saudi Women in the Second Language Classroom. CEA Critic 79(3), 284-290. doi:10.1353/cea.2017.0025.

Professional Affiliations

TESOL International, MidTesol, College English Association, English USA

Intercultural Experience

Study Abroad: St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford
Other Abroad Experiences: England, Italy, Ireland, Mexico
Teaching and Tutoring Experience: Immigrants, Refugees, Students, and Visitors from around the world

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