Faculty & Staff


Full-Time Faculty and Staff


Timothy Hooker
ESL Programs Director
(270) 789-5073


    Timothy Hooker serves as the ESL Programs Director for Campbellsville University.  He received his M.A. in Intercultural Studies and TESOL from Wheaton College, and has been teaching ESL and EFL courses since 1997.  In addition to teaching over eight years at two South Korean universities, Tim has also taught in Thailand, Japan, Chicago, and Boston.  He enjoys learning about other cultures and trying new foods from around the world.      

Andrea Giordano
Assistant Director for ESL
(270) 789-5084

   Andrea Giordano serves as the Assistant Director of ESL for Campbellsville University. She received her M.Ed. in TESOL from Shenandoah University, and has been teaching ESL and TESL for 6 years. Andrea also runs a video-centered ESL website, www.ESLbasics.com. She has traveled to 29 countries so far, including Panama, Croatia, Bahrain, and Lebanon.         

Ardeen Top
Assistant Director of ESL-LEC adtop@campbellsville.edu    (502)753-0264 ext: 232

    Ardeen Top serves as Campbellsville University’s Assistant Director of English as a Second Language at the Louisville Education Center and has been with C.U. since 2006. She also serves as the Designated School Official (DSO) at the LEC. She is a native of South Dakota and received her M.A. in Humanities with a concentration in Linguistics from the University of Louisville in 2005. Ms. Top is a member of NAFSA and TESOL and has been teaching ESL in different capacities for 12 years. She has enjoyed traveling to various countries from Germany to Sudan and China and has taught English and provided training for English as a Foreign Language teachers as well.


Maryann Matheny

ESL Endorsement Specialist


Maryann Matheny moved to Kentucky from Rhode Island in 2004. She lives with her husband Ed on a farm near Summersville, with her horses, five dogs and one cat. Maryann received a BA in Communication, together with her teaching certification from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. In 2008, Maryann graduated from C.U. with her MATESOL degree.


Tetyana Oliynyk



Dr. Tetyana Oliynyk received her MA and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from two Ukrainian Universities: Kamyanets-Podilsky National Pedagogic University in 1991 and Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University in 2001. She is the head of the Translation Department in Ternopil National Pedagogic University in Ukraine. She has been coordinating the Ukrainian-American summer ESL Endorsement Program for C.U. students in Ukraine for four years. Dr. Oliynyk is a visiting scholar in MA TESOL program at C.U., teaching different linguistic courses. She and her husband Volodymyr have a daughter Anastasiia.

Raquel Cunha
ESL Programs Secretary
(270) 789-5431 
    Raquel Cunha works as secretary to the ESL Institute of Campbellsville University. She has sixteen years of experience as a secretary, a Bachelor's Degree in Secretarial Studies, and a Post-Graduate degree in Social Communications. She is currently studying in the Masters of TESOL program at C.U. She is married to Tony Cunha, Dean of the School of Music, and together they raise four children. Raquel loves interacting with others.       

Elaine Tan
International Activities Assistant
(270) 789-5460

    Elaine Tan serves as the International Activities Assistant for Campbellsville University. Elaine earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Communication from Upper Iowa University, Iowa and a Masters of Arts in Social Science emphasis in Psychology and Political Science from Campbellsville University. She was born and raised in Penang, Malaysia. She coordinates and develops ESL and International student activities. Elaine strives to empower students and provide helpful and fun opportunities to the campus community.

Jihyun Nam
Assistant Professor for MATESOL program
(270) 789-5421

  Dr. Jihyun Nam, a native of South Korea, is assistant professor of the MA TESOL program and serves as its lead professor. He received an M.A. degree in TESOL and Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education at Indiana University at Bloomington in 2006 and 2013 respectively. His research areas include critical approaches to the ESL context such as critical literacy, critical discourse analysis, critical ethnography, and critical qualitative methodology, as well as ESL vocabulary acquisition.

Dr. Nam has a special interest in exploring the possibility of utilizing critical literacy in the ESL classroom, especially drawing on the philosopher Habermas’s critical theory and the anthropologist and philosopher Carspecken’s critical methodological theory. He teaches a variety of graduate courses including Second Language Acquisition, Language and Culture, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research Methodology, Practicum, and Research Paper.

His recent publications include English as a dominant language: Locating foreign language teaching within Bourdieu’s framework of capital, a chapter of the book “Readings in Language Studies, Volume 3” (2012), and Linking research and practice: Effective strategies for teaching vocabulary in the ESL classroom, an article in the “TESL Canada Journal” (2010). Dr. Nam is a member of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), the International Society for Language Studies (ISLS), and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).


Adjunct Instructors


Ana Almeida

    Ana Almeida is originally from Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Education. She is currently studying in the Masters of TESOL program at Campbellsville University. Ana has taught in schools in Brazil and truly believes that teaching is her calling. “I enjoy sharing my love of learning and my passion for English as my second language”. Ana is married to Denis Santos and together they have a beautiful daughter named Sophia.
 Leighton Buntain

  Leighton graduated in 2005 with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Chinese language from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada and recently completed a Masters of Public Administration at The John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. He has spent over fourteen years living in Asia and has taught ESL and undergraduate classes in Canada, China, and Malaysia.He has worked with international students from around Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.      

Vicky Campbell

    Vicky Campbell received her BA in English from Centre College and an M.Ed. with a Reading Specialist endorsement and Rank I from the University of Louisville. She has taught subjects such as English, reading, history, study skills, ACT preparation in the course of her career. Vicky has been teaching in the General Studies department at C.U. since 2001 in addition to the ESL Institute. She is married to Jim Campbell and has three wonderful grown children and four amazing grandchildren.

Stephanie Crabtree


Stephanie Crabtree started teaching ESL in the community while an undergraduate studying math at CU. She moved to Laos to teach English while completing her MA in TESOL and Intercultural Studies and believes in partnering with students to empower and motivate them to succeed where life may take them.


Joy Hagan


Joy Hagan received her Master of Arts Degree in Education from Eastern Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisville. She is married and has two college-age children (a son and a daughter). She has served with her husband in a Christian organization for the past 25 years. The first 18 years were committed to serving in China. For two years of her time in China she taught English to Chinese university students. The past 7 years have been committed to serving the international students, professors, and researchers that come to Louisville, Kentucky. She understands what it is like to live in another country and study a different language. She loves learning about the people and cultures of the world.


Erin Holmes


Erin Holmes serves as an online adjunct instructor for the undergraduate TESL Endorsement/Certificate program at Campbellsville University. She has an MATESOL from Campbellsville University and has been working for the ESLI since 2008. She is married to Bill, and they are new parents to baby boy Simon.

Travis Kennon
    Travis is truly a Campbellsville native. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Ministries from Campbellsville University in 2008. Currently, Travis is finishing a degree in Spanish and working on his Masters in TESOL. He has traveled in Africa, Europe, and spent extensive time in Latin America (specifically Peru). Travis’ personal belief is that if a language is made personal to a student then it is an easier and more "fun" way to learn.

 Edwina Rowell



    Edwina received her Bachelor of Music in Education from Murray State University, her Master of Religious Education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and her ESL certification from C.U. She has studied both French and the Mossi tribal language, Moore. Edwina has taught in public and private schools, served as Minister of Ed. in several churches, and lived as a missionary in West Africa for 15 years. Edwina also serves as Site Coordinator for Campbellsville University Christian Women's Job Corps.      

Tammy Snyder


Tammy Snyder received her BA in Urban Studies at The Evergreen State College in Tacoma, WA. She taught second and sixth grade at the Kentucky Christian Academy in Campbellsville for several years before coming to Campbellsville University to pursue a Masters in TESOL. Tammy lives on a small farm in Green County with her husband Kevin and three children.


Eduardo Trindade

    Eduardo Luiz Trindade is native of Curitiba, PR (Brazil). He received his MA in Hermeneutics from The London School of Theology in 1990 (England). He lectured in Theology in Rio de Janeiro from 1991 to 1999, when he moved to the U.S. He received his MA in Humanities (Linguistics) from UofL in 2011. Eduardo is married to Leila and they have three daughters, Gabriela, Luisa and Julia. Eduardo has visited 18 countries and lived in 5 of them, including Paraguay and Israel.





Leila Trindade


Leila Trindade is a native of Salvador, Bahia (Brazil). Leila received her Master of Music from Florida International University, her Bachelor of Music Education and ESL endorsement certificate from the University of Louisville. Leila is a Kentucky certified teacher and has been teaching in the US for the past fourteen years. Leila teaches ESL classes at the Louisville campus, as well as music classes at Indiana University Southeast and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Leila is married to Eduardo Trindade and they have three daughters: Gabriela, Luisa and Julia.

Tess Turner
    Tess Turner is a native of Franklin, KY and graduated from Campbellsville University in 2010 with a B.S. in Art and is currently studying in the Masters of TESOL program at C.U. The majority of her prior teaching experience came from teaching English in Senegal while working with the International Mission Board. She speaks Pulaar and Spanish and hopes to learn many more.       


For more information contact us at international@campbellsville.edu