Meet the Faculty

Mohammed ErrihaniELP Director

Mohammed Errihani, Ph.D.
Errihani@purduecal.edu
Office: CLO 264
Telephone: (219) 989-2657

I was born and raised in Fez, Morocco, where I received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in English Literature. Once in the U.S., I received a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in English – Language and Rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After my MA, I taught at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco for two years then returned to Chicago to teach at the University of Illinois at Chicago while pursuing my Ph.D. I joined Purdue University Calumet in May 2007, where I am both director of ELP and associate professor of English & linguistics. In 2011-2012, I spent a year at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, doing teacher training and directing the English Language Program. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, playing and watching soccer, and traveling and learning about other cultures.


Jennifer Talley-RogersELP Assistant Director/
ELP Advisor

Jennifer Talley-Rogers
Jennifer.talley-rogers@
purduecal.edu
Office: CLO 243
Telephone: (219) 989-4189

As a volunteer at a local literacy council during my senior year of college, I scrapped my plans to become a journalist and decided to follow my true passion. I immediately enrolled in graduate school have been teaching English since 2003 when I earned an M.A. in English Language and Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After graduation, I began teaching ESL at community organizations and community colleges before becoming a program administrator in 2006. It was my interest in program management that brought me to Purdue University Calumet as Assistant Director of the ELP in December 2012. I have also held positions in advising, tutoring, and in mentoring programs since I love interacting one-on-one with international students. When not working, I love traveling, socializing with friends, and spending time with my fiancé and our two very mischievous Chihuahuas.


 

Julie Osborn - ELP SecretaryELP Secretary

Julie Osborn 
Osbornj@purduecal.edu
Office: CLO 176
Telephone: (219) 989-2502

I began working for PUC in August 2005 in the English and Philosophy Department as Assistant Secretary. About two years later I joined the newly established English Language Program as the Program’s secretary while still working for the English and Philosophy Department. In May 2010, I became the Secretary/Receptionist for the International Affairs Office in addition to being the English Language Program Secretary. I enjoy helping all of the international students who come in to the International Affairs Office every day. In my leisure time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband of 28 years.


ELP Teachers


 

Charity CaldwellCharity Caldwell
Charity.caldwell@
purduecal.edu

Office: CLO 291
Telephone: (219) 989-2942

I started teaching at PUC in Fall 2013. I really enjoy meeting new students at PUC each semester. My most recent degree is an M.A. in TESOL from University of Illinois Chicago, but prior to that I earned undergraduate degrees in Music and Physics. Before teaching here, I used my creative and problem-solving skills to support language learners using educational technology. Besides these interests, I also have two young children who are bilingual. We travel abroad each year.


Michele CalvetMichele Calvet
Michele.calvet@
purduecal.edu

Office: CLO 281
Telephone: (219) 989-3124

I taught English in Spain for three years. I worked at the American School of Valencia and numerous English as a Second Language academies. I completed my undergraduate degree in Madrid, Spain at St. Louis University. My studies were completed in both English and Spanish. Immediately after, I earned my Master of Science in Education from Indiana University Bloomington with a concentration in Language, Literacy, and Culture. My research was oriented towards Hispanic literacy in the United States, specifically the language acquisition process and the importance of bilingual education in schools. I received my teaching credentials in 2011. In 2012 I was an English to Spanish translator and interpreter for Northwest Indiana Service Center. I have taught language courses at Indiana University Northwest and Indiana Wesleyan since 2012. I began working in the ELP at Purdue Calumet in 2014. In my free time I travel with my husband and daughter.


Shane Dunkle, InstructorShane Dunkle
Shane.Dunkle2@
purduecal.edu

Office: CLO 295
Telephone: (219) 989-2663

I began teaching English in Japan in 2001 on the JET Program after graduating from UIUC with a B.A. in English Literature and Film Studies. From there in 2004 I spent one more year in Japan at a language school and returned to Chicago to teach Japanese at the primary school level downtown. When I was finished there I spent about 5 years teaching English back and forth in both Japan in schools and businesses, and in Chicago at the community college level. In 2010 I decided to get my M.A. in TESOL and finished that degree in 2012. Following that I interned and was hired full time at Purdue University Calumet where I am currently a Continuing Lecturer.


Mark EmmettMark Emmett
Mark.emmett@
purduecal.edu

Office: CLO 295
Telephone: (219) 989-2663

I have been teaching English in various places around the world for nearly thirty years. After a brief stint studying education in both Ireland and China, I received my state teaching credentials from Indiana University in 1984. Then, in 1987, I took what was to supposed to be a temporary job teaching EFL in Japan, and ended up staying in the Tokyo area for seven years. From there, I moved on to teach in Queensland, Australia, where I earned an M.A. TESOL from Bond University, and, more recently, at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. I am happy to have settled back here in Indiana, where the bulk of my family resides. In my free time, I still enjoy traveling, but now I mainly just stay around the Midwest.


Brian HampsonBrian Hampson
Brian.hampson@
purduecal.edu

Office: CLO 297
Telephone: (219) 989-8059

 I have been teaching English for more than 10 years. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree from North Central College in 2003, I left the United States for 6 years to teach English in Japan. While overseas, I taught EFL at various institutions to a variety of students. In 2009, I returned to Chicago to enroll in a Master’s program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I graduated with an M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics in spring 2012, and I have been teaching in the ELP since summer 2012. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing guitar in a rock-n-roll band.


Pamela MartinPamela Martin
Martinp@purduecal.edu
Office: CLO 281
Telephone: (219) 989-3124

I have been teaching ESL in the Midwest since 2003. I worked in university writing labs and taught for community ESL organizations and various intensive English programs in Chicago for about four years. After earning a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007, I secured my current instructor position in Purdue Calumet’s English Language Program. While ESL is my primary career, I edit academic and business writing as well. I very much enjoy collecting records, writing short stories, talking about film, and meeting ESL learners from around the world.


Katy MontgomeryKathleen Montgomery
Kathleen.montgomery@
purduecal.edu
Office: CLO 226
Telephone: (219) 989-2087

After finishing my undergraduate degree with a double major in English-Writing and Computer Science, I worked for a few years as a technical writer. I soon realized that teaching ESL would be an ideal career for me with its opportunities to focus on the English language, help students achieve their goals, and be creative when designing materials and activities. I completed my M.A. at University of Chicago in 2005, and since then have also taught at community colleges around Chicago and a university in Mexico. I especially love teaching grammar and observing the moment when a new pattern clicks with a student. Beyond teaching, I enjoy gardening, cross-country skiing, and otherwise being outdoors.


Tatjana MulinaTatjana Mulina
Tatjana.mulina@
purduecal.edu

Office: CLO 283
Telephone: (219) 989-2656

On one side, there’s an unwavering curiosity about how language works and how we learn it. On the other, there’s a love of English and a desire to work in a multicultural setting. As a way of merging these two worlds, I got a Master of Arts in Linguistics at Northeastern Illinois University. Ever since, I’ve been working with international students. International students are the most innovative architects in the landscape of language, the builders, the fearless risk-takers, and accompanying them on their journey of new linguistic and cultural discoveries has truly been a pleasure.


Paul QuaintancePaul Quaintance
Paul.quaintance@
purduecal.edu

Office: CLO 283
Telephone: (219) 989-2656

My passion for communication, language and linguistics led me to teaching, and in 2009 I received a Master of Arts in Linguistics at Northeastern Illinois University. As a graduate assistant there, I specialized in improving the academic writing of non-native and generation 1.5 writers. Since graduating, I have tutored ESL writers at Columbia College and taught ESL at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, and Harold Washington College. I have been at Purdue Calumet for five years. The students, administration, faculty and staff here at the ELP have created a unique community in which to work, learn, and grow.


Heather TorrieHeather Torrie
Torrieh@purduecal.edu
Office: CLO 285
Telephone: (219) 989-2648

I have been teaching in the English Language Program at Purdue Calumet for quite a while and thoroughly love it. I grew up on a farm in Canada, and I became interested in teaching English as a second language when I was in college. I had the opportunity to go to Russia to teach English to children. After that, I returned to the United States and completed my Master’s degree in TESOL from Brigham Young University, in Utah. While in graduate school, I also taught English to immigrants in the community as well as to university-aged students in an intensive English program there. In 2007, I moved to Chicago and began teaching at Purdue Calumet. I have taught all levels and skill areas. My favorite classes are reading and listening/speaking. In my spare time, I like to travel, explore Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, play the piano, and bake.