University of Mississippi

TESL Faculty

  • Kate Batson

    Instructor of Intensive English and Operations Coordinator of the IEP
    M.A., University of Mississippi
    Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-1560 | kcbatson at go.olemiss.edu

    Allison Burkette

    Associate Professor of Linguistics and Graduate Student Coordinator for Linguistics
    Ph.D., University of Georgia
    Dr. Burkette’s research interests include language variation and Appalachian English, with an emphasis on complexity theory in historical studies as they relate to Linguistic Atlas data.
    Office: 210 Howry Hall | 662-915-1458 | burkette at olemiss.edu

    Dr. Coles

    Felice Coles

    Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
    Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
    Dr. Coles’s research interests include dialects of American English, Hispanic sociolinguistics and language obsolescence.
    Office: E-210A Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7702 | fcoles at olemiss.edu

    Marco Devera

    Instructor of Intensive English
    M.A., University of Mississippi
    Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-1340 | mmdever1 at olemiss.edu

    Donald L. Dyer

    Professor of Russian and Linguistics and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts
    Ph.D., University of Chicago
    Dr. Dyer’s research interests include the Russian, Bulgarian and Romanian languages, Slavic and Balkan Linguistics, languages in contact and Moldova.
    Office: 204 Ventress Hall | 662-915-7778 | mldyer at olemiss.edu

    Lance Herrington

    Instructor of Intensive English and Coordinator of Instructional Services for the IEP
    M.A., University of Mississippi
    Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-7386 | lherring at olemiss.edu

    Tracy Case Koslowski

    Instructor of Intensive English and Coordinator of Service Learning for the IEP
    M.A., University of Mississippi
    Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-1847 | tlcase at olemiss.edu

    Velsie Pate

    Instructor of Intensive English and Coordinator of Short-Term Programs for the IEP
    M.A., University of Mississippi
    Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-1560 | vdpate at olemiss.edu

    Michael Raines

    Instructional Assistant Professor of TESL and Intensive English
    Ph.D., University of Mississippi
    Office: 204 Howry Hall | 662-915-1492 | mcraines at olemiss.edu

    Dinorah Sapp

    Lecturer of Intensive English and Coordinator of Professional Development for the IEP
    M.A., Indiana University
    Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1852 | dsapp at olemiss.edu

    Whitney Sarver

    Senior Director of the Intensive English Program
    Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-1560 | wasarver at olemiss.edu

    Tamara Warhol

    Associate Professor of TESL and Linguistics and Graduate Coordinator for TESL
    Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
    Dr. Warhol’s research interests include classroom and professional discourse in the humanities and the sciences; the intersection of language, gender and religion; and second language teaching and learning, with an emphasis on second language writing.
    Office: 213 Howry | 662-915-5029 | twarhol at olemiss.edu

    Esim Erdim

    Professor Emerita of TESL
    | 662-915-7298 |

    Shokhsanam Djalilova

    Teaching Assistant in Intensive English and Coordinator of Assessment for the IEP
    M.A., University of Mississippi
    Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1560 | stdjalil at olemiss.edu

    Rachel Haire

    Teaching Assistant in Intensive English
    Office: 103 Old Athletics| 662-915-1560 | rhaire at go.olemiss.edu

    Matthew Weaver

    Teaching Assistant in Intensive English
    M.A., University of Mississippi
    Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1560 | mzweaver at go.olemiss.edu