Anastasia Smirnova

Anastasia Smirnova received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Ohio State University. She conducted her postdoctoral research at Tufts University and was a Visiting Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan.

Mark Roberge

Mark Roberge is a Professor of English and graduare coordinator of the Composition and Postsecondary Reading Program. His research focuses on immigrant education, second language instruction, program administration, and teacher training. He has given numerous presentations and faculty development workshops on teaching academic writing in linguistically and culturally diverse English classes at the secondary and post-secondary level. For the past 10 years, he has served as co-editor of the CATESOL Journal.

Louise Rehling

Lu Rehling earned her Ph.D., A.M., and A.B. degrees in English Language & Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For over 15 years, Lu worked primarily in industry, as a writer, editor, trainer, manager, and consultant. She also held teaching appointments at Westminster College, Salt Lake Community College, and the University of Utah.

David Olsher

David Olsher earned his M.A. in TESL and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He taught in the MA TESL Program at Bowling Green State University in Ohio for two years, where he also coordinated the ESL Program and supervised student teachers. For four years, Dr. Olsher was the coordinator of a college EFL program at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages in Japan.