International English Program
Aaron Carmichael has several valuable years teaching English as a Second Language across the globe. Most notably, Aaron has instructed English at Zhengzhou University in Henan Province, China. He has a great love for Chinese culture and enjoys regular travel to Asian countries. Aaron has a Master’s in TESOL Education from Wheaton College, Illinois. At Missouri Southern State University, Aaron serves as the IEP’s grammar and composition coordinator. His research is primarily concerned with a cross-cultural comparison of students’ non-oral, academic abilities. Aaron aims to provide more cohesive goals and objectives across course levels to increase student progress throughout the program. In his spare time he likes to play guitar, cook international cuisine, and write short stories.
Kevin Keller has explored ESL instruction across many cultures and environments. He has taught ESL at Missouri State’s English Language Institute. Additionally, Kevin has worked with Latin immigrant communities of southwest Missouri and New York City’s Spanish Harlem. Prior to ESL instruction, he was a Spanish instructor for many years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Missouri Southern State University and a Master’s in TESOL Education from Missouri State University. At Missouri Southern State University, Kevin is the IEP’s reading coordinator. His research is primarily concerned with reading curriculum development across course levels in the university IEP. Kevin aims to provide success and ease for ESL students as they transition into university reading expectations. In his free time, Kevin travels frequently throughout Latin America. At home, he enjoys photography, reading, cooking, and SKYPE chatting with friends around the world.