Graduate Program Faculty


James Whiting, PhD

Professor of Applied Linguistics
Coordinator of Graduate TESOL program
Tel: (603) 535-2370

James Whiting has nearly three decades of experience in TESOL as a teacher and teacher-trainer. He has trained teachers and taught English to non-native speakers in the United States and overseas. Dr. Whiting was a Fulbright scholar in Panama and a Senior Fellow in the Office of English Language Programs at the US State Department. He is a past-President of Northern New England TESOL where he has also served as the New Hampshire state representative to the Executive Board. Professor Whiting holds an ESOL teaching license in Vermont.

Professor Whiting’s research interests include teacher advocacy for English Language Learners (ELLs) and the education of ELLs in low-incidence settings.

Degrees and Education

  • PhD, Applied Linguistics, New York University
  • MA, TESOL, Columbia University
  • BA, State University of New York at Purchase



Karen Goyette

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Language Education

Karen Goyette has spent over a decade working with all age levels and abilities of ELLs in Colorado, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. She has worked with ELL refugees of all ages, ELLs in grades K- 12, and adult ELLs in public and private colleges/universities. Karen is extensively involved with ESOL at the NH state level and serves on many committees to help ensure state policies and procedures reflect the unique nature of ELLs and the teachers with whom they work. Karen has served on the Executive Board for NNETESOL, and currently serves on the Publications Committee for MATSOL Currents. Karen has worked as an ELL administrator and currently teaches ELLs in southern New Hampshire. She holds NH and MA certification in ESOL K-12, as well as ACCESS and Alt. ACCESS certification K-12.

Degrees and Education

  • MA, Colorado State University
  • BA, Hiram College


Stuart Granoff

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Language Education

Stuart Granoff has over 20 years’ experience working with all age levels and abilities of ELLs, in environments including Head Start, elementary and high school, and continuing and higher education. He has served as a teacher, coordinator, and administrator in public school districts in Vermont and New Hampshire. He holds NH and VT certification in ESOL and ACCESS K-12.

Degrees and Education

  • MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • AB, Harvard University



Eileen Ordu

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Language Education

Eileen Ordu is both a teacher and teacher-trainer in the field of TESOL. She has over 20 years of experience teaching ELLs from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds, in both public and private settings, K-12 through college, as well as adult education. She holds an ESOL teaching license from New York State and currently teaches ESOL at a private high school.

Degrees and Education

  • MA, San Francisco State University
  • BA, Syracuse University