I have been teaching ESL since I went to the Yemen Arab Republic as a member of the U.S. Peace Corps in 1983. I loved it so much that I decided to make ESL teaching my career, and I have been enjoying teaching ESL ever since I got my Applied English Linguistics Master’s degree in 1988. I’ve been at UW since 1989, and I especially enjoy teaching grammar, reading, and writing. I spend my free time enjoying and participating in the vibrant arts scene in Madison and am a published poet. I am originally from Wisconsin but, in addition to Yemen, I have lived in Minneapolis and San Francisco. I have traveled to Kenya, Spain, China, Uruguay, and Italy, and I always try my best to speak the native language because it is more fun and the people treat you in a more friendly way. So, come to UW and I’ll help you get the most out of your time here.