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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

Alice Cook
MA, TESOL, University of Kansas

Alex di Mauro
MA, Applied Linguistics/TESOL, Northeastern Illinois University

Rachel Dictor
MA, Applied Linguistics/TESOL, University of Illinois, Chicago

Stephanie Gasparich
MA, Linguistics, University of Illinois, Chicago
MEd, Elementary Education, University of Illinois, Chicago

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

Janile Hill
MA, Linguistics, Northeastern University
JD, Yale University

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

Deborah Levine
MAT, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Stephen McClure
MA, Linguistics, Cornell University
MA, Applied Linguistics/TESOL, University of Illinois, Chicago

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

Kristen Mongoven
MA, Linguistics/TESL, Northeastern Illinois University

Andrew Muller
MEd, Educational Policy, Government and Administration, University of Washington
TESOL Certificate, Seattle University

Donna Pitz
Master of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago
Graduate Certificate in TESOL, DePaul University

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

Matthew Van Someren
MEd, DePaul University

Jake Wolinsky
MA, Spanish, University of Florida ​