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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

TESOL Program Faculty Members

Hyesun Cho
Associate Professor
785-864-9729
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 311

TESOL:

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

Paul Markham
Associate Professor
785-864-9677
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 440

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

Karen Jorgensen
Multi-Term Lecturer
785-864-9614
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 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, Room 308

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 a Critical Applied Linguist Dr. Thomas engages in scholarship that investigates "real-world problems"... more

Lecturer/Academic Program Associate
785-864-9671
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 323

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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