Jen Ouellette-Schramm, EdD
is English for Academic Purposes faculty with Riverland Community College and has supported adult English learners and their teachers for over 15 years. Her Ed.D. focused on adult development and learning. Her research and practice explore the developmental diversity and growth of adult English learners and their teachers.
Jen Vanek, PhD
is the Director of Digital Learning and Research at the EdTech Center @ World Education. She conducts field testing on promising new educational technologies, facilitates a community of practice on distance and blended learning called the IDEAL Consortium, and collaborates with talented colleagues to build capacity of educational institutions to use technology to reach more adult learners with basic skill development needs. Jen is a Senior Editor of the MinneTESOL Journal.
Darren Keith LaScotte
is adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota, Hamline University, and Minneapolis College. Within the broader scope of applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, his research interests include language teaching practice, interlanguage, language play, and learner language variation across social contexts.
Senior Editors Emeritus
Anne Dahlman, PhD
is a past President of MinneTESOL and a past editor of the MinneTESOL Journal. Currently, Anne serves as Acting Dean of Global Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato. As the chief international officer for the university, Anne oversees international student recruitment and retention, advancement of international partnerships, globalization of campus as well as is responsible for international, federal, and state compliance. Anne is a second-language English speaker, immigrant, and passionate advocate for inclusive excellence.
Kimberly A. Johnson, PhD
is a past editor of the MinneTESOL Journal and currently serves on the Journal Board. A teacher for nearly 30 years, Kim is currently the Director for Faculty and Instructional Development for Minnesota State, a public system of 37 colleges and universities. Her teaching and research interests focus on adult learning, instructor professional development, language teaching and learning, post-secondary readiness and success, and expansion of open education in teaching and scholarship.
Editorial Board Members
Suzanne Gilchrist McCurdy is a PhD student in the Curriculum and Instruction Department, at the University of Minnesota and an ESL teacher educator. Her research interests include ESL teacher education for pronunciation instruction, language teacher cognition, and low-level adult immigrant and refugee ESL learners.
Amy Hewett-Olatunde, EdD teaches refugee and immigrant students in Saint Paul Public Schools, and graduate-level courses in teacher education and EL advocacy 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.
Caroline Maguire, PhD is the Director of the ESL teacher licensure program at Augsburg University. She taught ESL at the elementary and adult level for seven years and holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Second Language Education from the University of Minnesota.
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.
Jonna Meidal has a Master’s in ESL and has taught overseas and in the U.S. for over 10 years, including Adult Basic Education, higher education, and a year in Indonesia as an English Language Fellow with the U.S. State Department. She has also worked as adjunct faculty with Hamline University’s TEFL certificate program.
Breana Mueller holds teaching licensure in both Elementary Education and ESL. She completed her MA in ESL from Hamline University and has taught in 3rd and 4th grade classrooms and has led an EL department. Currently, she is supervising dual-immersion student teachers at Bethel University.
Amy Young, PhD is currently the EL Specialist for School Support at the Minnesota Department of Education. She lived for over 15 years in Mexico and has published on research interests including strategies for promoting collaborative dialogue, attending to increased language complexity, and integrating language and content.