Vino Murugesan serves as Academic Specialist for the English Language Program and Gateway Scholars Program at Brandeis University. She holds a B.Ed. (Hons.) TESL degree from Exeter University (UK), an MA in English Literature from the University of Malaya, and a joint MA in English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies from Brandeis University. She is currently completing a PhD dissertation in English and American Literature, also at Brandeis. She has served as University Writing Seminar instructor and as Teaching Fellow for various courses as part of her doctorate degree. She has also served as a tutor for the English Language Program for several years. Vino has had extensive international experience in the field of education, whether as commercial enterprise, government policy or cutting-edge academic theory. She has worked with an independent international publisher as an ELT editor and marketing consultant, having previously served for some years as a lecturer at a teacher education center under the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. As a teacher educator, she researched, planned and taught both in-service and pre-service teacher education programs. She designed these programs based not only on education theory but the practical reality of ESL situations in various places. She has presented several papers at international conferences and has had several ELT articles published. She co-authored an EFL resource book published in 2007 in tandem with an accompanying teacher-training program. Vino is a firm believer in the value of continuous professional development, and she endeavors to keep abreast of current developments in both education and literary criticism.
Bonnie Greenwood is the Assistant Director of the English Language Program and the Gateway Scholars Program. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, an M.Ed. in Education from Cambridge College, and is currently completing another M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in ESL from the American College of Education. She has instructed students at the elementary, middle, high school, and university level, as well as adult learners. Bonnie has served as a mentor, coach, and administrator for various programs involving English learners. She enjoys traveling internationally and learning about different cultures. She believes that any educational and professional goals can be met through hard work, determination, and guidance.
Elizabeth Field joined Brandeis University in July 2014 as the Program Administrator of the English Language and Gateway Scholars Program. Elizabeth earned her B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of New Haven and recently completed a Masters of Philosophy in Gender and Women’s Studies from Trinity College Dublin. In her free time she enjoys reading, relaxing, and cross-stitch.