Jen Ouellette-Schramm

Jen Ouellette-Schramm, EdD

Jen has been an educator of English Language Learners and their teachers for over ten years, in contexts including Adult Basic Education, Higher Education, and Teacher Education. She is currently ESL faculty at Riverland Community College. Her research lies at the intersection of adult development and learning, exploring how developmental diversity in adulthood shapes distinct learning needs in areas including academic literacy and teacher reflection.


Jen Vanek

Jen Vanek, PhD

Jen Vanek, MinneTESOL Journal Senior Co-Editor and Technical Editor, is a researcher and teacher educator supporting teachers in the areas of language education, digital literacy, and online learning. She received her PhD from the Second Languages Education program at the University of Minnesota. She's taught adult ESL in multiple contexts and supports the professional development of ESL and ABE teachers in the areas of digital literacy, distance and blended learning.


Paula Bramante

Paula Bramante, PhD

Paula Bramante is a Teaching Specialist for the Minnesota English Language Program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She has also taught adult literacy, French, and second language pedagogy in Minnesota, New Mexico, California, and France.

Linda Houts-Smith

Linda Houts-Smith, PhD

Linda Houts-Smith is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Teaching ESL at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her research interests include conversation analysis, laughter, and age and acquisition.

Katy Kelley

Katy Kelley

Kathryn Kelley currently works as a middle school ELL teacher in North Minneapolis. She has experience in K-12 as well as adult refugee ELL education. Her interests include heritage language retention/revitalization, interdisciplinary teaching, and SLIFE-related issues.

Kimberly A. Johnson

Kimberly A. Johnson, PhD

Kimberly Johnson is the Director for Faculty and Instructional Development at the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) System. Her teaching and research focuses on adult learning, adult English language teaching, postsecondary readiness, and high quality professional development. Kim served as Co-Editor of the MinneTESOL Journal from 2011-2017. Together with Dr. Anne Dahlman, Kim established this online version of the Journal. She currently serves as an editor emeritus supporting the current Senior Editor.

Darren LaScotte

Darren LaScotte

Darren Keith LaScotte is adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota. He has also taught courses at Hamline University and Minneapolis Community & Technical College. Within the broader scope of applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, his research interests include language teaching practice, learner language, language play, and interlanguage variation across social contexts.

Celia Mejia

Celia Mejia

Celia Martin Mejia is an ESOL instructor at Century College in White Bear Lake. Her research interests include adult learners with interrupted formal L1 education, bilingualism, culturally relevant pedagogy, metacognition and self-regulated learning.

Breanna Mueller

Breanna Mueller

Breanna Mueller is currently an adjunct instructor at Bethel University. She has taught mainstream and elementary EL both internationally and locally. Her interests are in elementary language teaching, curriculum design, pre-service teacher preparation, and academic language.

Anne Dahlman

Anne Dahlman, PhD

Anne Dahlman is Honors Program Director and Professor of K-12 and Secondary Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is responsible for providing highly-motivated college students from across the university with opportunities to develop competency in leadership, research and global citizenship, as well as cultiva. Her professional and research interests include inclusive academic excellence, creation of intercultural communities and equity in schooling (K-16). Together with Dr. Kimberly Johnson, Anne established this online version of the Journal. She currently serves as an editor emeritus supporting the current Senior Editor.

Amy Hewett-Olatunde

Amy Hewett-Olatunde, EdD

Amy Hewett-Olatunde has been an EL teacher at LEAP in St. Paul since 1998. She also teaches at Hamline University and the University of St. Thomas. She is the recipient of the 2015 MN Teacher of the Year, St. Paul Rotary Club Teacher of the Year, and Minnesota Monthly Magazine Teacher of the Year.