Lynn has been teaching English since 1991 and joined EIS in 2016. Before that, she was an instructor at the INTERLINK Language Center at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and also taught in Ecuador (Andean Peace Scholarship program), Japan (LIOJ, Sumitomo and Procter & Gamble), the United Arab Emirates (Higher College of Technology), and various programs in the U.S.
She received her B.S. in business administration–marketing from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. After working in international marketing for several years, she attended the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont and received her M.A.T. in TESOL. She enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking, and visiting the national parks.
Diane is a passionate teacher who believes in the power of education to open our hearts and minds to the perceptions and experiences of others. She began her teaching career in Newfoundland and has since taught in Mexico, Guatemala, Peace Corps/Morocco, and most recently, China. She joined the EIS faculty in 2000, serving the program for a decade as an assistant director before refocusing her efforts on classroom instruction.
She studied the great books at St. John’s College (Santa Fe) and holds an M.A.T. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She enjoys foreign languages and cultures, storytelling, and rock climbing.
Rebekah came to EIS in 2017 from Durham Technical Community College, where she taught international students in academic programs. Prior to moving to the Triangle area, Rebekah taught and tutored in the Intensive English Program at Georgia State University. She also worked in Colombia as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia. Rebekah discovered her passion for teaching during an undergraduate study-abroad program in Spain, where she taught English at a bilingual elementary school.
Rebekah has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics: TESOL from Georgia State University in addition to a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and an Undergraduate Certificate in TEFL from the University of Central Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, exploring with her American Foxhound, and cooking.
Rene began teaching with EIS in 2008 and has also served as the ESL specialist for the Thompson Writing Program and Writing Studio at Duke since then. During the summer, she directs the writing component of the International Student Bootcamp at The Fuqua School of Business. Her previous experience includes teaching graduate business students at UNC-Chapel Hill, undergraduates at Universidad Interamericana in Puerto Rico, adults at Durham Technical Community College, and migrant workers.
Rene earned an M.S. in education, specializing in teaching ESL, from Shenandoah University. Her professional interests include intercultural aspects of classroom dynamics and student use of online corpora to improve writing. Rene developed her Spanish skills in large part through a semester-long journey in South America. She enjoys life coaching, traveling, dancing to live music, and studying healing arts.
Before coming to EIS as program coordinator in 2017, Christian taught at Durham Technical Community College as an adjunct instructor for the English as a Foreign Language program. He also taught ESL classes at Wake Technical Community College. In addition, Christian worked as a learning-management-system specialist at the Miami Dade College (MDC) Virtual College. While at MDC, he trained incoming virtual college instructors and taught GED and ESOL classes.
Christian earned an M.S. in TESOL from Florida International University and has experience working with English learners of all ages and backgrounds. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, spending time with his dogs, and discussing topics and themes in pop culture.
Beth has worked with a variety of programs at Duke since 2008, including as an instructor at EIS, a writing consultant for the Thompson Writing Program, and a writing consultant for Fuqua in the summer. Previously, she taught in an intensive English communication program at Penn State University, as well as at Central Carolina Community College, Chatham County Schools, and in Germany. She has also been the coordinator of a professional development program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Beth has an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Penn State University. She spent over a year teaching English in Frankfurt, Germany, in language schools targeting the business and financial community. She enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and traveling.
Daniel joined EIS in 2017 after spending two years teaching in Massachusetts at the Massachusetts International Academy, where he worked with students who were pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in the UMASS system. Prior to teaching in Massachusetts, he taught at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the English for Diplomats program and the English for Academic Purposes program as well as served as a writing tutor. He found his passion for teaching as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon, where he was able to work with international students as they became accustomed to university life in America.
Daniel holds a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in TESOL from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, both playing and watching basketball, cheering for his Golden State Warriors, and exploring new places.
Maria is an instructor at EIS. Before coming to Duke in 1998, she was at the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan, where she taught courses, conducted ITA testing, and was a member of the Institute’s testing division. She served as EIS program director from 2000 to 2015.
Maria has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley; advanced degrees in English and French linguistics from the University of Freiburg, Germany; and an M.S. in communication disorders (speech pathology) from San Francisco State University. She speaks German fluently and has a working knowledge of French. She enjoys reading, travel, and music.
Carolyn has extensive teaching experience both in the U.S. and abroad. Before joining the EIS program in 2017, she taught undergraduate and graduate international students at NC State University. In addition, she directed its Summer Institute in English and conducted online teacher-training classes for the school’s TESOL Certificate program. Carolyn also taught in Japan for more than seven years, in both academic and corporate environments.
Carolyn has an M.A. in TESOL from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her professional interests include using online resources and technology applications to enhance student learning. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exercising, reading, and outdoor activities.
Stacy has been an EIS instructor since Fall 2016. Before coming to Duke, she was an instructor at the English Language Center at Michigan State University for four years. Stacy began her career as a copy editor and worked for various national magazines from 1992 to 2003. Next, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco until 2006. After a couple of years as Programs Manager for a nonprofit, she transitioned into teaching English.
Stacy has a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas and an M.A. in TESOL & Applied Linguistics from Indiana University. She enjoys reading, cooking, exercising and traveling.
Brad joined The Graduate School as assistant dean and director of the EIS program in July 2015. Before coming to Duke, he directed the INTERLINK Language Center, an intensive English program (IEP) based at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, for five years. Brad has worked with adult language learners in various settings, including community-based programs, adult-education programs, university-affiliated IEPs, and Mexican universities. He has also taught undergraduate- and graduate-level TESOL courses for pre- and in-service teachers.
Brad earned a B.A. in Spanish and linguistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. in applied linguistics at the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (Mexico), and a Ph.D. in teaching and learning at Vanderbilt University. Aside from his professional activities, he enjoys spending time with his sheltie, reading, and traveling.