Faculty & Staff
Our highly qualified, experienced, and caring teachers and staff have lived, worked, and taught all over the world. They will teach you the academic and inter-cultural communication skills you need to be successful and will help you to adjust to your new life in America.
Faculty members hold graduate degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), English, linguistics or related fields and have extensive experience teaching English as a second language. Many have learned second languages and have taught, worked and traveled abroad. They understand the challenges of living and studying in a foreign language and country. We all enjoy learning about other cultures and want to make the students’ experiences exciting, comfortable, and enriching.
English Teacher Specialist and Curriculum Coordinator
Email: srose AT_TOWSON
Sara Rose, after high school, decided to travel abroad to experience a different part of the world. Her journey took her to Copenhagen, Denmark, where she studied, lived and worked for twenty years, learning Danish and attending a Danish college. In 1981, she received her M.Ed., specializing in English and religion. Since earning her degree, she has taught English, worked with refugees and immigrants, and directed an English as a Second Language (ESL) program. She has also been vice-president and president of Maryland TESOL (an English as a Second Language [ESL] professional organization). In addition to teaching and traveling, Sara loves literature, music, films, and above all, her family.
Email: lnash AT_TOWSON
A California native, Lyle Nash has traveled the world, living and working in Central and South America, West Africa, the Middle East and East Asia. Fluent in Spanish and French and conversant in Portuguese, he has also studied Japanese, Arabic, and Kiswahili, and he has worked as a translator both in the U.S. and abroad. He holds a doctorate in Spanish literature (Rutgers), and he has taught ESL for many years both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Nash is the seventh Director in the 38-year history of the English Language Center.
English Teacher Specialist
Email: tmorey AT_TOWSON
Thom is a native of Maryland and grew up in Harford County. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Thom spent nine years in Istanbul, Turkey, working as an English Language instructor at the university level. His experiences there helped cultivate a love of travel, exploration, and furthering his own language skills. Outside of teaching, Thom is a fervent SSC Napoli fan, amateur gardener, and lover of coffee of all shapes and sizes.
English Teacher Specialist
Email: jhaas AT_TOWSON
Born and raised in Maryland, Jeff Haas has experience at Towson University as a student, administrator and instructor. For 20 years, he served as the Director of International Admissions, traveling the world to attract international students to attend Towson, thereby acquiring strong interests in cross cultural communication, International English, and Southeast Asia. Jeff earned an A. A. from Harford Community College, a B.S. from Towson University, an M.P.A. from the University of Baltimore, and an M.A. TESOL from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and has taught all levels of ESOL at Towson for six years. He enjoys travel, running, The New York Times, Baltimore sports teams, and wine tastings, not necessarily in that order.
Administrative Program Specialist
Email: elc AT_TOWSON