Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


Brooke Kandel-Cisco is an Associate Professor of ESL and currently serves as Interim Dean in the College of Education at Butler University.  A former K-12 bilingual and English as a second language teacher and adult educator, Brooke earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. Brooke is a fellow of the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation, and Global Justice and her scholarship focuses on adult learning and professional development, ESL teacher preparation, educator collaboration with immigrant and refugee families, and teacher research. Brooke currently serves as President of the INTESOL Board.

Vice President 

Michelle C.S. Greene (Ph.D. Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, Indiana University Bloomington) is a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor at IUPUI’s School of Education, where she teaches courses in foundations of bilingual education, second language acquisition, second language literacy development, and effective instruction and assessment strategies for emergent bilinguals. A former public middle school ESL Teacher in Indianapolis, Michelle enjoys working with pre-service and practicing teachers who are serving emergent bilingual students in their own classrooms and supporting Indiana teachers’ professional development as part of a US DOE-funded project, Partnering for Radical School Improvement. Michelle currently serves on theINTESOL Board as Vice President.  

Newsletter Editor

Kate W. Brinkmeyer (M.A., English Studies and Communication, Valparaiso University,

Indiana) is the Special Programs Coordinator in the Program for Intensive English (PIE) at

IUPUI, where she also serves as a full-time instructor. Before joining the faculty at IUPUI, Kate

taught at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, and Saint Francis University, Loretto,

Pennsylvania. With over 10 years of professional teaching experience in intensive English

programs, she enjoys helping students achieve their unique language goals. In addition to

teaching, she has developed and coordinated numerous short-term language and cultural

immersion programs at IUPUI for visiting groups from China, Japan, and Argentina, as well as

ESP courses for students in the IU School of Dentistry and the IU Department of Family

Medicine. Kate currently serves on the INTESOL Board as Newsletter Editor.

Journal Editor

Trish Morita-Mullaney is a two-time president of INTESOL, serving as President in 1999 and again in 2015. She is one of TESOL’s 30 up and coming.  Trish is an Assistant Professor at Purdue University, where she works with pre-service and in-service teachers in ELL education.  Her research revolves around educational policy and how race, gender and language inform the logics and shape the identities of ELL practitioners and students.  As a former district ELL director in Indiana, she uses her experiences to inform her coursework and research agenda that centers around the identities of Indiana’s ELLs.


Brandon Sherman (Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State University) is and educational researcher and project manager affiliated with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

He is currently working on a US Department of Education National Professional Development grant funded project supporting pedagogical coaching, critical-sociocultural pedagogy, and equity-based family/school/community partnerships. His research interests include professional learning, social, cultural, and critical aspects of instructional technology, qualitative methodology, and Rhizomatic theory.

INTESOL is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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