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Meet our Faculty

Your ELCP instructors:

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

Wendy Sagers, Department Chair

Wendy Sagers

Walker Hall 319

Education: B.A. in Education., M.Ed. with ESL focus, University of Washington in Seattle, WA

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.

Outside the classroom, Professor Sagers enjoys bicycling, gardening, volunteering, and playing handbells.

Kevin Bowles

Kevin Bowles

Walker Hall 324

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 ESOL at Portland Community College and Pacific University. Currently, he is working with OHSU and Pacific Univeristy to develop health communication courses on cultural competency and non-verbal communication.

Outside the classroom, Professor Bowles enjoys hiking the beautiful, scenic areas of the Northwest, performing stand-up comedy at the local comedy clubs, and traveling the world to experience new cultures, ideas and friendships.

Anne Delano

Anne Delano portrait

Walker Hall 324

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. She has also lived and taught English to students in Santiago, Chile. Her focus in teaching is helping students develop independent and effective learning strategies through practice and reflection.

Outside the classroom Anne enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, kayaking and contra dancing.

Sandra Lee, Professor Emerita

Sandra Lee

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 and semi-retired in 2017, 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 intercultural communication. Prior to coming to Linfield, Professor Lee taught in China and in many European countries. Her academic interests include intercultural communication, using short stories and poetry in the ESL classroom, and creating opportunities for U.S. and international students to learn from each other.

Professor Lee enjoys spending time with her grown children, gardening, and taking long walks with her Golden Retriever.