You can read more about the Center’s team here.
Dr. Monica F. Jacobe, Director
Dr. Jacobe holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Mass Communication from Emory & Henry College, an MFA in creative writing from The American University, and a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from The Catholic University of America. For over fifteen years, she has been a teacher of writing and American literature, teaching at TCNJ, Princeton University, The University of Maryland College Park, The Catholic University of America, and The American University. She held previous administrative posts at both Catholic and American, where she helped run the writing programs and writing centers of those universities. Dr. Jacobe is also a certified ACTFL OPI Tester for English language and will complete training to become an ACTFL Tester Trainer in 2016.
She is the co-author of Final Draft 4, a bridging level ELT writing textbook from Cambridge University Press, the author of over a dozen scholarly articles, and nearly two dozen pieces of public commentary on the state of higher education in America, appearing in such publications as Western Humanities Review, Academe, College English, Inside Higher Ed, How the University Works, and the University of Venus, among others. In 2006, she was a research fellow with the American Association of University Professors, thanks to a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and since then, has given 20 invited talks on academia across the country and the world. Monica is also at work on a scholarly book about the impact of globalization on concepts of regional identity in the American South and its literature.
Dr. Amy L. Moyer, ESL Coordinator
Dr. Moyer holds a B.A. in History and Secondary Education from DeSales University, an M.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from DeSales University, and an Ed.D. in International Educational Leadership from Lehigh University. Amy has both studied and taught abroad for over ten years. She has been awarded the Freeman-ASIA scholarship, the US State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship for study in Bangladesh, and the Junior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies. Her areas of interest include curriculum design, teacher training, and program evaluation. She has conducted research on teacher education in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Latvia, and the United States. Amy began teaching ESL at TCNJ in January of 2014.
Amanda Simpson, Global Outreach Coordinator
Amanda holds a B.A. in Spanish from Mercer University, and an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University. She has studied abroad throughout her academic career in Europe, the Middle East, Central America, and the Caribbean. For over six years Amanda has worked in higher education with domestic and international students, including English language learners, in enrollment management, co-curricular programming, and academic advisement areas. Her professional background also includes directorship at Pillar College where she led recruitment and outreach efforts. Amanda enjoys working with students, and her interests include higher education and cross-cultural exchange.
Christine McCann, Program Assistant
Institute for ESL & American Studies Faculty, Spring 2016
In addition to Dr. Jacobe, Dr. Moyer, Amanda and Christine, several faculty members are currently supporting our students:
Dr. Christopher Roebuck
Dr. Thomas Arndt
Ms. Rozaliya Crea