TESOL Program Faculty Members
Hyesun Cho, assistant professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2011.
Her previous experience was in the Hawaii State Department of Education as a curriculum developer and instructor. Cho earned the BA degree from Korea University in Seoul, Korea, the MA degree in... more
Paul Markham completed his doctorate at The Ohio State University in 1984.
He had taught foreign languages and ESL prior to that time in Idaho and Utah.
Dr. Markham came to the University of Kansas in 1990. Since that time, the program course offerings and the number of ESOL... more
Lizette Peter, associate professor, joined the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at KU in the fall of 2005. Peter earned a BA in French with secondary teaching certification from the University of Montana, an MA in anthropology from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in Curriculum and... more
Karen A. Jorgensen joined the KU faculty in August, 2005. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education and Scandinavian Studies from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Karen’s master’s work was completed at Høgskolen i Hamar (Norway) in the areas of Norwegian linguistics, literature and... more
M’Balia B. Thomas, Assistant Professor of TESOL, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2014. Dr. Thomas holds a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona. As an Applied Linguist, Dr. Thomas investigates language use by speakers of English as a second/foreign... more
Lonna Summers Rocha joined the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at KU in 2016. Rocha earned a BA in English and Spanish from Southwestern College in Kansas, an MA and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas. Rocha was a bilingual paraeducator for preK-12 students... more