Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

TESOL 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 
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

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 TESOL
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