The English Language Support Office is the result of a collaboration between the Graduate School and the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines at Cornell University.
Michelle Cox became the inaugural Director of the English Language Support Office in 2014. Previously, she was faculty at Bridgewater State University and Dartmouth College. She earned her PhD in Composition Studies from the University of New Hampshire in 2006. Her scholarship focuses on Writing Across the Curriculum theory and administration, graduate writing support, and second language writing pedagogy. She serves on the editorial boards of the WAC Clearinghouse, Across the Disciplines, and Composition Studies, is the founding co-chair (with Nigel Caplan) of the Consortium on Graduate Communication, and is a co-chair (with Jeffrey Galin, Anne Ellen Geller, and Dan Melzer) of the International Writing Across the Curriculum Network (INWAC).
Nathan Lindberg joined ELSO as a Lecturer in 2015. Then in 2016, he also became the ELSO Writing and Presenting Tutoring Director. Nathan has been teaching international students since 1992, including more than 12 years in Taiwan. He also taught first-year composition, research writing, and various English language courses at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his PhD in Composition & TESOL. His research interests are faculty from across the curriculum working with students who use English as an additional language. Nathan earned his BA in the Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington and his MA in Applied Linguistics TESOL from the University of Surrey, U.K.
Melissa Myers joined ELSO as a Lecturer in 2014. Over the last twenty years, she has taught international students of diverse backgrounds and competencies in the United States and abroad. She has trained teachers in Mexico City, worked with law students at Jagiellonian University in Poland, and taught at the Lapland University of Applied Sciences in Rovaniemi, Finland, and at an IB international school in Quito, Ecuador. She has a BA in English from Michigan State University and earned a Master’s of Education in TESOL from the University of Maryland. Melissa has been teaching academic language courses at Cornell for a number of years and loves helping international students become academically successful and engaged members of a global world.