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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

TESOL Program Faculty Members

Hyesun Cho
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 311


Hyesun Cho, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2011.

Cho earned her BA degree from Korea University in Seoul, Korea, an MA degree in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from the... more

Karen Jorgensen
Multi-Term Lecturer
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 314

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 Thomas
Assistant Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 308

M’Balia B. Thomas, Assistant Professor of TESOL, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2014. Dr. Thomas holds a PhD from the Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona. As a Critical Applied Linguist, Dr. Thomas investigates the everyday... more

Lecturer/Academic Program Associate
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 313

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

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