OPIE Faculty & Advisers
OPIE faculty are trained and experienced in the teaching of English as second language (ESL). All have M.A. degrees and most have lived outside the U.S.
Teaching assistants (with prior teaching experience) in the department of Linguistics are invited to participate in some programs. All are carefully supervised by senior OPIE faculty.
OPIE Handbook 8/25/20204OPIE AdvisingIf you need advice or help with an academic problem (applying to the University, registering for classes,attendance,etc.), or a personal problem (housing, insurance, homesickness, culture shock, etc.) please talk to your instructor or visit Gordy 155 to make an appointment with an OPIE advisor (see below). Additionally, OPIE advisors meet individually with all new students at the beginning of semester to ensure their comfortable transition, and to answer the student’s questions regarding OPIE and Ohio University.If we are unable to help, we can put you in contact with someone who can help you.
Kyle Butler — Undergraduate Pathways students
Ella Datsenko — OPIE-only Majors and F2 students planning to be undergraduates
Kathryn Hille — Graduate students, OPIE majors, and F2 students planning to be graduate students
Cecily Long — Any OPIE student with questions about housing, insurance, or other student services
Skill Area Coordinators
- Aaron Hille – Grammar Skill Coordinator
- Kiril Dragiev – Listening & Speaking Skill Coordinator
- Christina Jones – Reading Skill Coordinator
- Karen Schmitt – Writing Skill Coordinator
- Christina Jones – Reading Lab Coordinator
- Kiril Dragiev – Pronunciation Lab Coordinator
- – Writing Lab Coordinator