Faculty & Staff

ELI Program Director

Bruce S. Morgan, Ph.D.

ELI Director: The DIrector is responsible for the overall management of the ELI and is assisted in administrative tasks by the full-time lecturers.

Office: 355 Manoogian Hall
Tel: (313) 577-8072
E-mail: ad5661@wayne.edu

Administrative Staff 

Darran R. Hendricks, M.A.

Office Manager and Designated School Official (Immigration): The Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations and processes required to provide administrative support to the ELI Director. These processes involve financial and personnel matters and student records maintenance. The Office Manager also serves as the Designated School Official for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Office: 351 Manoogian Hall
Tel: (313) 577-2729
E-mail: ab5825@wayne.edu
 
LaWanda R. Hill, B.S.

Conditional Admission Coordinator: The Conditional Admission Coordinator interacts with various internal and external units and coordinates the conditional admission process. She functions as the confidential assistant to the Director regarding admission, reports, and enrollment services. The Conditional Admission Coordinator also coordinates operational activities for international student recruitment.

Office: 351 Manoogian Hall
Tel: (313) 577-2729
E-mail: ab7312@wayne.edu 

Faculty

Marta Dmytrenko-Ahrabian, Ph.D.

Curriculum Coordinator: The Curriculum Coordinator is in charge of the academic aspect of the ELI.  This includes coordinating course offerings and class scheduling, coordinating textbook selection and ordering, and overseeing the delivery of the curriculum for all classes.

Office: 365 Manoogian Hall
Tel: (313) 577-2785
E-mail: aa4605@wayne.edu

Ellen Barrett, M.A.

Student Services Coordinator: The Student Services Coordinator advises students on non-academic issues and facilitates orientation sessions for students throughout the semester.  In addition, the Coordinator develops and manages programs that provide opportunities for ELI students to be more involved in campus and American life, such as Conversation Partner and Activities programs, and oversees the involvement of ELI students with OISS- and WSU-sponsored events.

Office: 339 Manoogian Hall
Tel: (313) 577-6647
E-mail: eh1099@wayne.edu

Michael Klüg, M.A.

Special Programs Coordinator:The Special Progams Coordinator develops short-term special programs for the ELI. The Special Programs Coordinator also coordinates all aspects of the eight-week summer program.

Office: 369 Manoogian Hall
Tel: (313) 577-1332
E-mail: gm9700@wayne.edu  

Christi Laginess, M.A.

Testing Coordinator: The Testing Coordinator coodinates ELI student placement testing, leads placement and promotion, and manages tasks related to student records and registration. The Coordinator is also responsible for administering the TOEFL ITP to prospective WSU students.

Office: 359 Manoogian Hall
Tel: (313) 577-1925
E-mail: christi@wayne.edu

Dean-Michael Lynn, M.A.

Public Relations Coordinator: The Public Relations Coordinator is committed to providing the ELI with the visibility and exposure needed to create awareness on the Wayne State University campus, within the local community, and around the world by coordinating the ELI's advertising, promotion, marketing, and student recruitment with the Office of International Programs. The Public Relations Coordinator creates dialogues and builds trusting relationships with WSU administrators, overseas advisors, ELI and WSU alumni, mass-media international student recruitment vendors, and TESOL and NAFSA colleagues. The Public Relations Coordinator is also responsible for keeping the ELI website and social media current.

Office: 339 Manoogian Hall
Tel: (313) 577-6647
E-mail: dlynn@wayne.edu
 
Holly Ruesch, M.A.

Academic Services Coordinator: The Academic Services Coordinator is reponsible for coordinating student tutoring and tracking student academic progress throughout the semester. The Academic Services Coordinator is available to answer students' questions about probation issues.

Office : 363 Manoogian Hall
Tel: (313) 577-7705
E-mail: hruesch@wayne.edu
 
Sara Tipton, M.A.

International Teaching Assistant Testing & Training Coordinator: The Coordinator for ITA Testing and Training administers the SPEAK test to prospective ITAs, facilitates fall ITA orientation, and teaches ELI 0520, an ITA training course. The Coordinator also provides ongoing information on current trends and research in the area of ITA training for the Graduate School and graduate departments.

Office: 367 Manoogian Hall
Tel: (313) 577-7706
E-mail: S.Tipton@wayne.edu