I’ve been teaching English since 1977 when I first worked with Hmong refugees in my hometown of Wausau, Wisconsin. After earning my B.S. in English Literature with a Certificate in TEFLA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980, I taught EFL at Nanjing University in China and at businesses, factories and private language schools in Kobe and Tokyo, Japan for 12 years. I got a Royal Society of Arts Diploma in TEFLA (with distinction) in 1989 and my MA in ESL from the University of Hawai’i-Manoa in 1995. I’ve been teaching ESL at UW-Madison since 1995. I’m especially interested in teaching academic writing and public speaking, training teaching assistants, exploring issues of text ownership and doing cross-cultural training. I love biking Madison’s great bike trails, reading and ice-skating. Come join me!