Meet the Faculty and Staff
- Rachel DeDeyn
- Adjunct Lecturer
- B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
- M.A., Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Hi! I grew up in Minnesota. I love the Midwest and stayed there until I finished college. However, I was ready to experience something new when I graduated. I wanted to travel and took a job teaching English in Thailand in order to be able to afford living abroad for a year. This was the best decision I have ever made. I fell in love with teaching and with Thailand. Additionally, I became very interested in the process of acculturation, or how people adapt to a different culture and how living in a foreign culture changes people. I returned to the US to learn more about teaching English in graduate school, where acculturation was something I chose to focus on. I travelled to Gaziantep, Turkey with my new M.A. and taught English for one year before I started teaching here at the ELC. I love working with DU's ELC students and hope to meet you soon!