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Hyesun Cho
Assistant Professor
785-864-9729
311 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

TESOL:

Hyesun Cho, assistant professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2011.

Her previous experience was in the Hawaii State Department of Education as a curriculum developer and instructor. Cho earned the BA degree from Korea University in Seoul, Korea, the MA degree in... more

Karen Jorgensen
Multi-Term Lecturer
785-864-4435
314 Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 314

Karen A. Jorgensen joined the KU faculty in August, 2005. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education and Scandinavian Studies from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Karen’s master’s work was completed at Høgskolen i Hamar (Norway) in the areas of Norwegian linguistics, literature and... more

Paul Markham
Associate Professor
785-864-9677
310 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Paul Markham completed his doctorate at The Ohio State University in 1984.

He had taught foreign languages and ESL prior to that time in Idaho and Utah.

Dr. Markham came to the University of Kansas in 1990. Since that time, the program course offerings and the number of ESOL... more

Lizette Peter
Associate Professor
313 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Lizette Peter, associate professor, joined the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at KU in the fall of 2005. Peter earned a BA in French with secondary teaching certification from the University of Montana, an MA in anthropology from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in Curriculum and... more

M'Balia Thomas
Assistant Professor
785-864-8373
308 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

M’Balia B. Thomas, Assistant Professor of TESOL, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2014. Dr. Thomas holds a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona. As an Applied Linguist, Dr. Thomas investigates language use by speakers of English as a second/foreign... more


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