Faculty & Staff

All of the ELSP faculty hold advanced degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), linguistics, or related fields.

They provide quality English language instruction to each student. They understand the process of learning a second language and are sensitive to student needs. Faculty also serve as professional advisors to assist students throughout their time at Biola.


Sung Lee, Ph.D.


Timothy Grove, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Karen Schwenke

Academic Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Peggy Burke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Our caring staff is ready to assist international students in their transition.

Joanna Chicas

Administrative Secretary

Pauline Kim, D. Miss.

Admissions Advisor