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Frederica "Riki" Suess

CIC 28
+1(307)766-3630 |
Frederica Suess is the founding director of the University of Wyoming's new English Language Center. She has been teaching and directing ESL programs and Intensive English in many different settings over the past 25 years. She holds degrees in Psychology, Anthropology, and TESOL from the University of Illinois and is proud to expand the educational opportunities for International students coming to Laramie!

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Petra Heinz

Graduate ESL Coordinator
CIC 14
+1(307)766-3606 |
Petra holds a Master Degree in Romance Languages (French and Italian) and German as a Foreign Language from the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitaet in Munich, Germany. She came to the US in 2004 and has taught undergraduate and graduate ESL courses at UW since 2010. In 2014, she became an ACTFL Certified English Oral Proficiency Tester. Petra organizes the yearly International Graduate Assistant Orientation and teaches the International Teaching Assistant Fall Workshop Series.

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Marian Stordahl

ESL Instructor
CIC 26
Marian Stordahl holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction. She is an English teacher whose background includes high school English, university courses in communication, and English as a second language. Areas of research interest include positioning theory and culturally sustaining pedagogy. Stordahl is CELTA certified and currently teaches academic writing and oral pronunciation for international students. Before settling in Laramie, Marian supervised U.S. Army intelligence analysts in classified document production. Her outside interests include alpine skiing, herding two cats, and patrolling the great outdoors with dogs Grendel and Vishnu.

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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3707

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 1-307-766-3630


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