Administrative Staff

Email:
dadams@umflint.edu
International Center

Daniel Adams

Director

Phone:
810-424-5395
Email:
juliecoe@umflint.edu
English Language Program

Julie Coe

Assistant Director, ELP

Email:
kjcornm@umflint.edu
English Language Program

Kathy Cornman

Program Coordinator

Kathy is a native of Michigan. Her hobbies include hiking, ballroom dancing, reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with family and friends. Throughout the years, Kathy has traveled extensively through North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kathy became interested in teaching English after taking a course in Linguistics. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Linguistics with a specialization in the English as a second language.  She has worked in many different types of programs; including private language training, university, community college, and social service programs. As the Academic Coordinator of the English Language program, Kathy utilizes the skills and experience that she has acquired throughout the years in these different language training areas. Kathy is a member of both MITESOL and TESOL and enjoys attending professional conferences.

Email:
ffanzone@umflint.edu
English Language Program

Frank Fanzone

Administrative Assistant Senior

Frank has spent the last 12 years working for the University of Michigan. He enjoys being outdoors and playing, watching and being involved in sports. He is a proud father and enjoys spending time with his two daughters when he is not working at the ELP.

Teachers

Email:
annaeddy@umflint.edu
English Language Program

Anna Eddy

Teacher

Anna A. Eddy-Tsaregorodtseva has been teaching English as a Second Language for over 10 years. Her professional experience includes developing English Language assessments for universities and private corporations, program coordination, research, and training of new teachers. She earned a Doctorate degree in Modern Languages and a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Language Teaching Methodologies. Her overseas teaching experience includes teaching English in Russia and Germany. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, playing tennis, reading, watching movies and spending time with her family. 

Email:
jjaquays@umflint.edu
English Language Program

Jolene Jaquays

Teacher

Jolene Jaquays has taught ESL to pre-school through graduate students during her 20+ years of teaching. She has been at UM Flint since 2011. She completed both her M.A. in TESOL and her B.S. in Education at Central Michigan University. She has presented at both MITESOL and TESOL conferences.  Her favorite pastimes include writing poetry, watching movies, volunteering at/ attending music festivals, and dancing. Jolene enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for language and American culture with her international students.

Email:
karagian@umflint.edu
English Language Program

Ekaterini Karagiannis

Teacher

Ekaterini was born in Greece but grew up in Michigan.  She attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and got her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature.  After moving to Greece, she taught English as a Second Language at the Greek Military Academy for 30 years.  She has been an oral examiner for various boards such as the University of Cambridge, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University.  She has also taught at Wayne State University’s English Language Institute and other language centers.  Her experience is in teaching as well as curriculum development, program coordination, teacher training and research assistance to graduate students.  She has been teaching at the University of Michigan-Flint ELP since August, 2012.

Email:
laurmart@umflint.edu
English Language Program

Laura Martinez

Teacher

From an early age, Laura has been fascinated with language and the art of expression. As a result, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. She followed this degree with an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from Georgia State University. Having recently moved to Michigan, Laura feels lucky to be part of the IEP team and to be a part of the culturally active community of Flint, Michigan.

Email:
syreedan@umflint.edu
English Language Program

Syreeda Nix

Teacher

A native of Flint, Michigan, Syreeda began traveling abroad in high school.  She studied in Japan as a high school student, where she not only learned to speak Japanese, but also became interested in ESL.  As an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, she studied Japanese language and literature.  To complement her BA in Japanese Studies, Syreeda pursued an MA in TESOL and Japanese as a foreign language at New York University’s Steinhart School of Education.  While studying at NYU, she taught second grade and ESL at Lyceum Kennedy Japanese School in Manhattan.  The excitement of the Big Apple notwithstanding, Syreeda decided to build experience teaching ESL abroad.  After graduating, she spent time in South Korea and Japan, teaching English to students of all levels.  Although Syreeda still harbors a strong desire to live and teach abroad, she has returned home to take part in Flint’s revitalization and teach in the English Language Program at the University of Michigan-Flint.  She hopes to show students the beauty and culture of her hometown through hands-on experience and English expression.

Email:
sokello@umflint.edu
English Language Program

Sara Okello

Teacher

Sara Okello grew up in Kokomo, Indiana, and considers herself a Midwesterner at heart. She received her bachelor's degree in English Education with TESOL certification from Cedarville University in Ohio in 2005. After graduating from college, she pursued her thirst for adventure and spent 3 1/2 years overseas living and teaching in China, Korea, and France. Upon returning to the U.S., she taught at a private language school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and completed her M.A. in TESOL at Eastern Michigan University. In addition to her education and experience, she has presented at numerous conferences and has two publications in the TESOL field. She has been at UM-Flint since July 2012 and enjoys working with international students.