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English Language and Culture Program Faculty and Staff

Your ELCP Instructors:

  • are professional teachers of English to speakers of other languages.
  • have experience teaching overseas and in the U.S.
  • present at national and local conferences.
  • keep up-to-date with language learning technology, teaching methods, and research.
  • tailor courses to meet students’ language learning needs.
  • help students access Linfield’s learning resources.

Kevin Bowles

Kevin Bowles

Cook Hall 103
503-883-2361
kbowles@linfield.edu

Education: B.A. Oregon State University; M.A. (TESOL) Portland State University

Professor Kevin Bowles graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication from Oregon State University (OSU) in 1997 and received his master’s in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Portland State University in 2010. He taught argument and critical discourse and public speaking at OSU for four years, English communication at Katano High School in Osaka, Japan for three years, and ESL at Portland Community College for three years. He is interested in experiencing culture through travel; promoting self and community awareness; and teaching communication for cultural, political and social improvement.

Anne DeLano

Anne DeLano

Cook Hall 103
503-883-2361
adelano@linfield.edu
Education: B.S. Oregon State University; M.A. (TESOL) Portland State University

Professor Anne DeLano studied horticulture as an undergraduate at Oregon State University before receiving her master’s degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages at Portland State University. In addition to teaching Linfield students, Professor DeLano instructs English language learners at Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville. From October 2008 until May 2010, she taught English to students in Santiago, Chile. She is committed to helping students develop effective learning strategies through practice and reflection.



Shelley Jones

Shelly Jones

TJ Day 203
503-883-2218
shjones@linfield.edu
Education: B.S. University of Oregon; M.S. Western Oregon State College

Professor Shelley Jones has 20 years of experience as a speech pathologist. She received her bachelor’s degree in community service and public affairs from the University of Oregon, and specialized in communication disorders at the graduate level. Professor Jones is the owner of Northwest Speech Center, which offers speech services to international employees of businesses and organizations both in the United States and abroad. She is nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and believes that effective oral communication skills are critical for both professional and personal growth.


Edna Kovacs

Edna Kovacs

Cook Hall 103
503-883-2361
ekovacs@linfield.edu

Education: B.A. Northwestern University; M.Ed. University of Illinois - Chicago; Ph.D. Union Institute

Professor Edna Kovacs has taught in the English Language and Culture Program since 2008 and in the English and ESL departments from 1990 to 2001. As an undergraduate, Professor Kovacs majored in anthropology and languages at Northwestern University. She completed her master of education in learning disabilities at the University of Illinois - Chicago and her doctorate in expressive arts from Union Institute. Dr. Kovacs is a member of the National Association for Poetry Therapy and the Society for Arts in Healthcare. In addition, she is a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literary Artist-in-Education, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chautauqua scholar, and the author of several books, including “Writing Across Cultures,” “Writing with Multiple Intelligences” and “In a Place Called Sanctuary: Writings from a Healing Garden.” She has 15 years of experience as a teacher and learning specialist in Portland’s public schools. As a person who respects individual learning styles, Dr. Kovacs uses methods that helps students achieve their fullest potential across racial and cultural divides.

Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee

Cook Hall 105
503-883-2503
slee@linfield.edu

Education: B.A. Hons. Portsmouth Polytechnic, U.K.; Diploma in Teaching English Overseas, Manchester University, U.K.; M.A. University of California Los Angeles

A member of the Linfield faculty since 1985, Professor Sandra Lee received her bachelor’s degree in French studies from Portsmouth Polytechnic in the United Kingdom. She is the co-author of several texts, including “Seeing the Big Picture: Exploring American Cultures on Film,” which uses popular films to illustrate aspects of various cultures, such as African, Chinese, Mexican and Muslim American cultures. Prior to coming to Linfield, Professor Lee taught in China and in many European countries. Her work focuses on creating opportunities for U.S. and international students to learn from each other, both in and outside the classroom. Professor Lee’s academic interests include intercultural communication and second language acquisition, and in fall 2012, she went on sabbatical to study international communication on campus.

Wendy Sagers

Wendy Sagers

Cook Hall 102
503-883-2536
wsagers@linfield.edu

Education: B.Ed., M.Ed. University of Washington

Professor Wendy Sagers has been teaching in the English Language and Culture Program at Linfield since 2002. She graduated with her bachelor of education degree in biology, science and math from the University of Washington in 1990. Prior to coming to Linfield, she taught secondary math, science and ESL in Washington and California for seven years, and English conversation in Japan for two. Professor Sagers is specifically interested in using technology, expanding vocabulary and promoting cultural awareness to enhance learning.