Contact the English Language Study Center

Contact the English Language Study Center

English Language Study Center Faculty and Support Services

ELSC faculty members at Penn State Behrend are highly qualified professionals who hold advanced degrees in linguistics, applied linguistics, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). These faculty members cumulatively have over fifty years of experience teaching English language learners in the United States and at schools and universities around the world. Their shared passion is helping their students to learn and achieve. The ELSC is an integral part of the B.A. in English degree’s Writing Program within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Contact us at:

Name Office Telephone Email
Dr. Mary Connerty,
ELL Program Director
#7 Carriage House, Annex 2 898-6067
ELSIE Carriage House, Annex 2 -



Name Office Telephone Email
Dr. Mary Connerty #7 Carriage House, Annex 2 898-6067
Michelle Fowler #9 Carriage House, Annex 2 898-7012
Massimo Verzella Kochel 130 898-7011
Ashley Weber Yochim #8 Carriage House, Annex 2 898-6531
Jasper Sachsenmeier Carriage House, Annex 2 898-6067


 Penn State Behrend’s multilingual support programs include:

Name Office Telephone Email
The Office of International Students, including BEAM mentors (a peer mentoring program for English language learners) Reed 1 898-7101
The Learning Resource Center, including faculty and peer student tutors 203 Lilley Library 898-6140
The John M. Lilley Library Lilley Library 898-6106 -
The Center for Adult Students 20 Erie Hall 898-6700
The Office of Community and Workforce Programs 210 Burke 898-6103
Fatima Kelly, Retention Coordinator, Admissions 109 Metzgar Center 898-6100