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 EAP program and the 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 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.

(574) 631-4227

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Brandon Cook

EAP Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow
Ph.D. in Medieval Studies, Notre Dame 

Brandon L. Cook is a linguist and art historian of medieval France, and he defended his dissertation in July 2017. As the son of an American diplomat, Brandon spent his high school years in Pakistan and Hungary where he first became passionate about languages and world cultures. He developed his intellectual interests in these areas as an undergraduate Linguistics major at Yale University and in his studies of ancient languages and medieval culture as a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame. He has been an English language tutor and English editor for over ten years and is eager to work with Notre Dame's international students, postdocs, and their families.


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Christopher Scheirer

EAP Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow
Ph.D. in Medieval Studies, Notre Dame 

Christopher Scheirer is a scholar of early medieval England, and received his Ph.D in May from the Medieval Institute of the University of Notre Dame.  His research and teaching interests focus on the intellectual history of the British Isles, with keen emphasis on cultural and linguistic translation between Anglo-Saxon England and Rome.  Chris’s interest in languages and language acquisition began as an undergraduate at Wheaton College (IL), and have continued throughout his career as a graduate student and instructor.  He has taught English literature and English writing courses at both Holy Cross College and Notre Dame, and is thrilled at the opportunity to work with Notre Dame’s family of international students and post-docs.  


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Mohammad Waliullah

2018-2019 NDUB Visiting Fellow funded by the Ortenzio Family 
M.A. in English Literature, University of Dhaka

Mohammad Waliullah joins the EAP team from Notre Dame University Bangladesh in Dhaka, where he is a lecturer in the department of English. He is here as a visiting scholar for collaboration between the two universities. His major research interest lies in the field of TESOL. He also has an interest in learning traits and adopting different techniques to assist young learners with diverse learning preferences. His future research plans are to build on the foundations of higher studies to gain knowledge in specific areas of English language teaching such as ESP, EAP, EOP, EST, and EVP.