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Contact ELA

English Language Academy (ELA)
DePaul University
25 East Jackson Boulevard
Lewis Center, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604-2217

+1 312-362-6455

Staff & Faculty


Lars Gingery
Associate Director and Registrar
MA, Leisure and Environmental Resources Administration, George Williams College
RSA/Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (CTEFLA)

Kathy Larson
Associate Director for Curriculum
MA, Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sachiko Larrimore
Admission Coordinator for Enrollment​​
MS Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University Northridge
Certificate in College Counseling/Student Services, California State University Northridge


Katherine Cauthen
MEd, TESOL, Auburn University 

Margaret Feit Clarke
MATESOL, Northeastern Illinois University

Cynthia Comstock
MA, TESL, State University of New York, Albany

Alice Cook
MA, TESOL, University of Kansas

Alex di Mauro
MATESOL, Northeastern Illinois University

Mary Ann Gottlieb
MA, English as a Foreign Language, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 

Christina Kelley
MA, TESOL, Columbia University, New York

Sabah Khan
MA, International Studies, DePaul University
MA, Linguistics/ TESOL, University of Illinois, Chicago
TESOL Certification, World Learning SIT Graduate Institute, Chicago

Claudia Kupiec
MA, Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois, Chicago

Mark Lazio
MA Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse, DePaul University
TESOL Certificate, DePaul University

Deborah Levine
MA in Teaching, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MA Public Service Management, DePaul University

Michael McCulloh
MA, Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Hunter College, New York
TEFL/TESL Certificate, Transworld Teachers, San Francisco

Andy Muller
MEd. University of Washington

Sherry Rasmussen
MA, TESL and Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois, Chicago

Doug Sheldon
MATESL, Kent State University

Matthew Van Someren
MEd, DePaul University