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English Language Institute
Academic Center for Excellence – Second Floor
Phone: 229-931-2346
Fax: 229-931-2335
Email: eli@gsw.edu

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Eastern)

Staff

John Fox

John Fox - Director of the English Language Institute
Office: ACE 204
Email: john.fox@gsw.edu

Education: B.B.A. in Human Resource Management and M.B.A. in Social Administration from GSW, 

Interesting and Relevant Work Experience: Total of 17 years teaching ESL, including 5 ½ years in South Korea, worked as a D.J. (disk jockey) at a radio station in Georgia

Member: NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Georgia TESOL, and Georgia Council of Teachers of English

Hobbies: Reading, watching TV and movies, listening to music, and driving
Travel Experience: Lived in Inchon, South Korea for 5 ½ years, visited Hong Kong, Thailand, and the Philippines in 1994, Guam in 1997, and Japan in 2010.

Kevin Ellis

Kevin Ellis - Activities Program Coordinator/Instructor
Office: ACE 213
Email: kevin.ellis@gsw.edu

Education: B.A. in History with a minor in Sociology from Georgia Southwestern State University, TESOL certified by the American TESOL Institute.
Interesting and Relevant Work Experience:  Student Teacher (2007-2008)
Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Archery, and Martial Arts
Travel Experience: Traveled to Mexico, Japan, China, Bulgaria, Greece, and South Korea.  Also traveled to various states around the U.S.

Maribel Villegas

Maribel Villegas - International Student Advocate/ELI Instructor
Office: ACE 204-A
Email: maribel.villegas@gsw.edu

Education: B.A. in English from Brewton Parker College, 2011, Georgia National Writing Project at GSW, 2011, TESOL certified by the American TESOL Institute
Interesting and Relevant Work Experience: International Student Tutor at Brewton Parker College, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Hobbies: Traveling, mission work, running, exercising, volleyball, and reading
Travel Experience: Traveled to Nicaragua and Mexico

Cindy Schaeffner

Cindy Schaeffner - ELI Instructor
Office: ACE 209
Email: cindy.schaeffner@gsw.edu

Education: B.A. in English with a minor in French from Georgia Southwestern State University, M. Ed. in English from Georgia Southwestern State University, Ed. S. in English from Troy State University, Gifted endorsement from Georgia Southwestern State University, ESL seminar at the English Language Institute at Georgia Southwestern State University, ESL training from the Georgia Baptist Convention, Studied Abroad in Dijon, France
Interesting and Relevant Work Experience: Woman's Missionary Union Director for the Friendship Baptist Association, Spiritual Growth Leader at the Sumter County Jail
Travel Experience: Avid traveler - visited 20 different countries, many of them more than once and I try to stay in homes, whenever possible

 
 
Patricia Hunter

Patricia Hunter - ELI Instructor
Office: ACE 206
Email: patricia.hunter@gsw.edu

Education:  Albany State College (University), BBA degree in Business Administration, Albany Technical Institute (College), Accounting, American TESOL Institute   American TESOL Advanced Certification
Work Experience:  Teaching English to International students since 2003
Hobbies:  Restoring furniture, sewing, bike riding
Travel Experience: Traveled to China



 

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