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Faculty and Staff


Emily Brooks, Admissions Counselor

Emily BrooksContact Emily if you have questions about applying for the University Pathways program at Greenville College.

Ms. Rain Liang, Director of Student Success for University Pathways 

Rain LiangMs. Liang earned a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and started to serve at Greenville College in 2013. She coordinates support services to help students adjust in a new culture and successfully complete the IELP program.

Office: the Prairie Street Center
Phone: (618) 664-6861

Dr. Sandra Schmidt, Academic Director for University Pathways

Sandra SchmidtDr. Schmidt is the cofounder and director of the University Pathways English learning program as well as Professor of English and Department Chair for Language, Literature, and Culture at Greenville College. She earned her B.A. in English/English Education from the University of Puerto Rico in 1971; M.A. in English Language and Literature from Central Michigan University in 1973; and a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education from the University of Illinois in 1985.

Jo Wolf, Instructor and Administrative Assistant for University Pathways

Jo Wolf“My father, who was an international student, liked to say that in order to discover new lands, you must lose sight of the shore. A student must venture outside of his or her comfort zone (the shore) in order to learn a new language and a new culture (new lands.)  As a teacher, my goal is to help students to build a bridge of communication that will empower each student to explore, learn, and grow during their time at Greenville and for the rest of their life.”

Kristyn Caldwell, Instructor

Kristyn Caldwell“My favorite part of working for the University Pathways program is getting to know the students! I enjoy very much being a part of students' journeys to reach their goals with English and am happy that because of the program's small class sizes, teachers are better able to build strong relationships with the students. It has been a great privilege of mine to build relationships with many of my students that extend past their time with the program! I think this is one of the program's perks for both teachers and students!”

Seth Huber, Instructor

Seth Huber"I’ve spent a lot of time overseas, including over a year in Haiti, where I was immersed in the culture and learned the language. I understand the challenges and difficulties of trying to learn a new language in a strange culture. I enjoy teaching my students English, but especially helping them gain understanding of something that means a lot to them. There’s an excitement in their expression when they capture a new idea, and I love that, because I know that it will stick with them."

Kayla Spitler, Instructor

Kayla Spitler"Teaching in the University Pathways program has been a wonderful opportunity for me. I have gotten to experience a new culture, and help these student adjust to a new culture as well. I really love being able to help them improve their English language skills and move towards achieving their goals for their future careers. These students are amazing to teach, and I appreciate the opportunity to share my knowledge with them and help them grow as students."

Tonya Holman, Instructor

Tonya Holman“Working with international students has greatly expanded my world view. I see this program not only as teaching English, but also building bridges to other nations. My students have been serious and eager to learn, and they make teaching a joy!"

Mariah Phillips, Instructor

Mariah Phillips“Working with the students in the University Pathways program has been a joy. Not only do they build their English language skills daily, but all of us together grow in our understanding of each other. Learning to communicate clearly with people from different backgrounds and cultures is a valuable skill for any person at any age. It is a privilege to be part of this program.”

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