Picture of Karyn Kessler
Associate Teaching Professor and Director
Office Location
SH 3505
Office Hours
Spring 2023: Thursdays 8:30-10:30am or by appointment

Karyn E. Kessler, Ph.D., is an Associate Teaching Professor and the Director of the English for Multilingual Students Program. As a teacher and scholar, she is particularly interested in supporting multilingual students’ academic reading and writing strategies, including their ability to recognize and respond appropriately to language patterns and vocabulary within different genres across disciplines. She works closely with TESOL minor students and loves to connect prospective teachers to new opportunities to learn and grow as professionals. Professor Kessler is a writer and editor as well as a linguistic consultant for the American Board of Family Medicine where she reviews medical board exam questions for potential racial, ethnic, gender, or linguistic bias. Dr. Kessler has given a TEDx talk on the subject of linguistic diversity. Beyond work, Karyn is a long-distance runner, organ donation advocate, returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and momma bear.