English Language Institute
The ELI is a team of people who want students to succeed. They are also contributing to all things international at Pacific University. Read more about the ELI team:
- Scot Dobberfuhl, ELI Program Coordinator
Scot has been teaching ESL, composition, and technical writing for almost 20 years. He has lived and taught in Turkey, China, and Norway and has traveled in Europe and Asia.
- Monique Grindell, ELI Academic Coordinator
Monique has been teaching at the ELI since 1998. She has more than 20 years of ESL teaching experience, a bachelor's degree in Spanish, and a master's degree in Bilingual / Multicultural Education. In addition to teaching in the United States, Monique has taught in Mexico and Spain.
- Kelsey Anderson, ELI Instructor
Kelsey has been teaching ESL since 2006. She has studied or taught in several countries including Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, Czech Republic, South Korea, Japan, and Spain. She received a bachelor's degree in Bilingual Education, International Studies, & Spanish from Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande plus a master's degree in TESL from Concordia in Portland. Kelsey loves connecting with people from all over the world, inside and outside of the classroom.
Julie DeMaree, ELI Instructor
- Nicole Martinez, ELI Instructor
Nicole has been teaching ESL and Spanish since 1997. She has taught at several colleges and language schools on the west coast and has traveled throughout Mexico and Spain. She has degrees in TESOL, Spanish and business and has also worked in accounting and real estate. Nicole loves meeting people from all over the world and learning about their cultures and languages, and enjoys helping others improve their English.
- Eric Quillan, ELI Instructor
Eric has been teaching ESL at the ELI since 2008 and has eight years of ESL teaching experience. He has lived and traveled in Europe and in Guanajuato, Mexico, where he taught English at the University of Guanajuato. He received his bachelor’s degree in English Literature, a TESL certificate from Portland State University, and has a master’s degree in Teaching from Pacific University.
- Rachel Merrick, ELI Instructor
Rachel has been working with ESL students since 2006. After finishing her bachelor's in Linguistics at the University of Oregon, she taught English in South Korea. She enjoyed this experience immensely, and after returning to the U.S., she earned a master's of Education in ESL to pursue a career in the field.
- Lauren Morice, Administrative Assistant
Lauren is the person that can help you with general questions when you come into the International Programs/ELI offices. She has a master’s degree in International Management, and has studied and traveled throughout Europe and Asia. If you have free time to stop by and chat, she would love to hear about your experiences.