University of Mississippi

TESL Faculty

  • Kate Batson

    Kate Batson

    Instructor of Intensive English
    M.A., University of Mississippi
    Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1560 | kcbatson at


    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 | 662-915-1458 | burkette at

    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


    Donald L. Dyer

    Chair and Professor of Russian and Linguistics
    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: C115 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7298 | mldyer at


    Michael Raines

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


    Tamara Warhol

    Associate Professor of TESL and Linguistics, Senior Director of the Intensive English Program 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

    Esim Erdim

    Professor Emerita of TESL
    | 662-915-7298 | eerdim at

    James Corey Blount

    Corey Blount

    Teaching Assistant in Intensive English
    Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1560 | jcblount at