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Storm Advisory

Blizzard conditions are now impacting our region and a Connecticut statewide travel ban is in effect. The University will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries are closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities are canceled through Tuesday.

current as of 10:27 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015


The faculty of the English language Institute are dedicated professionals in the field of language learning. All hold advanced degrees in English, linguistics or related fields and have considerable work experience in teaching English as a second language.


Kimberly Schrader - Interim Director and Instructor

  • M.Ed. Educational Technology, University of Hartford
  • M.A. ESL, Arizona State University
  • B.A. International Relations, Occidental College
  • Personal interests include reading, horseback riding and volunteer work


Scott Bennett

  • M.S. TESOL, Central Connecticut State University
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • Personal interests include cooking, computer programming, learning languages, hiking, learning how to do new things, and creating digital music

Judy Lee

  • M.Ed. TESOL, Rhode Island College
  • B.A. English, California State University at Los Angeles
  • A.A. English, Pasadena City College
  • Personal interests include reading, online courses, languages, Sudoku puzzles, cooking/baking and traveling

Amy Lindsay

  • M.Ed. Educational Technology, University of Hartford
  • TESOL/TEFL Certification, Oxford Seminars
  • B.A. English, Connecticut College
  • Personal interests include music, art and running


Anna Marco-Cortiel

  • Completed MA coursework in TESL, Hamline University
  • BA Linguistics, TESL, University of Minnesota
  • Personal interests include knitting, traveling, making jewelry, learning languages, and playing with her pet mini pig

Susan Shapiro

  • TESOL Graduate Coursework, Central Connecticut State University
  • Graduate Secondary English Education Certification, St. Joseph College
  • M.A. English, Trinity College
  • B.A. Psychology, Central Connecticut State University
  • Teaching Certification - Secondary English (015), TESOL(111)
  • Personal interests include reading, languages, crossword puzzles, golf, walking

Joana Yoo

  • M.A. TESOL, Fairfield University
  • B.A. International Studies, Russian Studies and Spanish, CCSU
  • Personal interests include sewing, photography, traveling, gardening and reading to my children