EAP Staff

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Lisa Oglesbee

Coordinator and Instructor of English for Academic Purposes
M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University

Lisa Oglesbee teaches in both the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program and the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program through the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures. She earned her Master's degree in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from Indiana University (IU) and thereafter taught in the Intensive English Program at IU. She has taught English as a Second Language in multiple contexts, both stateside and overseas in China, Spain, and Lithuania. Her academic pursuits lie in aiding non-native speakers of English in their successful acquisition of the language and in training new TESOL teachers to do the same. Her research interests include the integration of Second Language Acquisition theories and practice, as well as the effects of perception training on production intelligibility and accentedness.

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Phone: (574) 631-4227

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Katherine Bennett

Instructor of English for Academic Purposes and English as a Second Language
M.A. in TESOL, Azuza Pacific University

Katherine (Katie) Bennett first discovered her love for languages as a high school student on a week-long trip to Juarez, Mexico. This experience led her to pursue a BA in Spanish at Bethel College and to minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). During her undergraduate studies, Katie began teaching English as a Foreign Language and English as a Second Language in both academic and non-academic settings. In 2017, Katie completed an MA in TESOL through Azusa Pacific University. Katie has worked as a tutor, teacher’s assistant, and adjunct instructor with the CSLC for the past three years, and she is thrilled to be teaching for both the EAP and Notre Dame International programs.

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Erik Ellis

EAP Post-doc
PhD in Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame

After completing master's degrees in History, Classics, and Medieval Studies, Erik Ellis received his doctorate in Medieval Studies from the Medieval Institute of the University of Notre Dame in 2019. He has been passionate about history and languages since he was a child. An early interest in computer science and the logic of programming languages led him to study linguistics and several modern and ancient languages. Before coming to Notre Dame, Erik spent five years as a middle and high school teacher, where he taught Latin, French, History, and Logic. He also taught courses in Notre Dame's Classics Department and led Latin and Greek lunch tables before joining the CSLC. After several years in the library, Erik is excited to meet lots of new people by serving as this year's English for Academic Purposes post-doctoral fellow.

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Stephanie Perrin

Keough Master of Global Affairs Writing Skills Coordinator
B.A. in Humanities-English, Brigham Young University

Stephanie Perrin has been a global technical writer and editor for over 15 years. She taught and tutored courses in Russian and English, both in the United States and in Russia. As a freelance editor, she worked for NGOs, PR firms, curriculum developers, and academics, as well as mass market book publishers. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Humanities with an emphasis in English Editing from Brigham Young University. She is passionate about peacemaking and building a better global community. She loves to use her nerd powers to wage peace through style guides, databases, and the written word. When she is away from her laptop, she can be found adventuring with her husband and their three school-aged boys.

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Rezwan Shihab

Notre Dame University of Bangladesh Visting Scholar
M.A. in Language and Linguistics, Khulna University, Bangladesh
B.A. (Hons) in English, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Shihab is currently working as a visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame. He works as an Assistant professor in the dept. of English language and Literature in Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB). He has experience of working as a faculty in a number of universities in Bangladesh. He had also worked as a researcher in a project funded by International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) and as an executive editor of Journal of Schooling and Education to be published by NDUB press. Shihab holds a B.A. (Hons) degree from Khulna University, followed by a Master’s degree in English Language and Linguistics from the same institution. His publications include articles in some national and international journals. His research interest lies in education policy, Translanguaging, sociolinguistics and language technology. 

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