Administrative Team

Program Director

Dr. Fatima Esseili

Dr. Fatima Esseili

English Professor • ESL Program Director
ESL Academy/English
Fatima Esseili is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Director of the ESL Academy. With over 15 years of experience in the field of Second Language Studies, Fatima has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in national and international contexts including China, Lebanon, Mexico, Qatar, and the UAE. In addition, she has taught various EAP and ESL courses in different US institutions including the University of...

Associate Director

Jean Daugherty

Jean Daughterty MA

ESL Associate Director • Senior Instructor
English/ ESL Academy
I was born and raised in Northern California. I received my B.A. in History with a Minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University in Utah. I also had the opportunity during that time to live in the Canary Islands. This experience allowed me begin my acquisition of a foreign language, and it was also my first time living abroad which was very exciting. After receiving my degree, I decided to...

Program Manager

Andy Pulford

Andy Pulford

Program Manager
ESL Academy
Andy Pulford holds a B.A. from Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and an M.A in Intercultural Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He has worked with a variety of programs in various positions from teacher to director and enjoys meeting students from all over the world and helping them with the transition to life and studies in the US.

Program Coordinator

kyra scrimgeour

Kyra Scrimgeour

ESL Program Coordinator
I was born and raised in Colorado. My B.A. in English is from the University of Colorado Denver. I started my career in international higher education at the ESL Academy as a student worker. In addition, I hold a certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Toronto. I am extremely passionate about the intersection of English language and international education, and I love working with...