Our Staff

”Vinodini” Vinodini Murugesan is the Director of English Language Programs at Brandeis University. She also serves the department as its Academic Specialist. 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 at Brandeis. Vino organizes and oversees all programs that fall under the purview of English Language Programs, including the Gateway Scholars Program at Brandeis. She designed the academic model for the Gateway Scholars Program, and created the accessory programs that support it. She also supervises ELP staff and the talented group of instructors and academic tutors that work with English Language Programs. Vino has extensive international experience in the field of education, whether as government policy, academic theory, or commercial enterprise. She worked for the Ministry of Education, Malaysia as a teacher educator to research, plan, and teach in-service and pre-service teacher education programs. She designed various teacher education programs based on language acquisition theory as well as the practical reality of language-learner situations in various places. She has worked with international publishers as education specialist, writer/editor, and marketing consultant, and she has co-authored several ELT resource books. 

BonnieBonnie Greenwood is the Assistant Director of English Language Programs. 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 a 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 serves as the Program Administrator for English Language Programs. She earned her B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of New Haven. Prior to joining Brandeis University in July 2014, Elizabeth lived in Dublin, Ireland, where she completed a Masters of Philosophy in Gender and Women's Studies from Trinity College. Elizabeth is currently completing an Advanced Certification course in TESOL.