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Name Biography
Lance Boggan
Jack Busby
Norman Byrd Rick Byrd was born in Pensacola, Florida (his grandfather was a native of Baldwin County). Rick graduated with a B.A. in History from Huntingdon College, an M.A. in History from Vanderbilt University, and an Ed.M. in Education from Harvard University. He taught for 40 years in independent preparatory schools in Tennessee and Georgia. His Master's work was in Borderlands History, specifically the Old Southwest. His fields of specialization have been U.S. Colonial History, U.S. Middle Period History, and U.S. Economic History. Most recently he has been involved in researching the Battle of Saipan in World War II.
Kimberly Cannon
S. Raj Chaudhury Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury is the Director of the USA Indian Music Ensemble. He trained in classical and semi-classical music in India and was the founding director of the Auburn University Indian Music Ensemble. A vocalist by training, he also plays tabla (drums) and the harmonium (organ).
Giorgi Di Lemis

Giorgi Di Lemis, a native Italian, was previously corporate vice president of food & beverage for White Lodging Hotels, Benchmark Hotels and Resorts, Gaylord Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Resort Hotels and has held several leadership positions with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. In this role, he led various professional teams in the conceptualization, design and development of several cutting-edge food & beverage venues.

He launched his food and beverage career in Europe, working for Hotel Rigel in his hometown of Venice, Peppermint Park in London, and for Hilton Hotels in Athens Greece and Istanbul Turkey. Giorgi is presently limited partner to 6 restaurants with Restaurant Works, based in Dallas and he is the proprietor of Di Lemis Restaurant Concepts. Giorgi is also a Business Advisor for S.C.O.R.E. organization, providing guidance for small businesses and start-ups.

Giorgi Di Lemis is a graduate of the Accademia di Venezia, Ca' Foscari of Venice, Italy. He is a certified Hotel Executive through A.H.M.A. Mr. Di Lemis has participated in numerous leadership, marketing and culinary training programs within the United States and Italy. He is a member of the President's Club for Toastmasters International, of the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the renowned Slow Food Movement of Milan, Italy, the World Association of Chefs Societies and Board Member for Hotel F&B Magazine. Giorgi Di Lemis is living in Fairhope AL.

Joel Goode

Joel Goode is a Senior at South Alabama who is currently enrolled in their TEFL/TESL Certificate program. He has experience teaching English to Hispanic immigrants through the Guadalupe Center, sponsored by Providence Hospital, as well as Hispanic Community Services, sponsored by the Mobile Parks and Recreation Department.

As a bilingual instructor with Spanish proficiency, he has developed a strong ability to discern transfer errors and guide students towards English fluency. He loves working with immigrants to provide them with the best life possible for themselves and their families, both here in the U.S. as well as in their home countries.

LeRon Harrison LeRon Harrison has a B. A. in Japanese Language and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.A. in Japanese from Indiana University, and a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literature from the University of California, Irvine. He has served as a lecturer of Japanese language and literature at the University of California, Irvine, a lecturer of Japanese literature at Stanford University. a visiting professor of Japanese literature at the University of Oregon, and assistant professor of Japanese at Murray State University. He has taught a course on Japanese poetry at Irvine, Stanford, and Oregon that serves as the basis of this course.
Ed2Go Instructor
Breanna Kucera
Robert Leier

Robert D. Leier received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in international development education and his M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in TESOL, bilingual education and applied linguistics. His undergraduate degree is in Biology and Chemistry.

Dr. Leier has taught undergraduate and graduate courses since 1991 in the areas of technology and media for ESOL, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, methods in ESOL, bicultural and bilingual education, assessment in ESOL, music for ESOL, multicultural and social foundations of education. He has also served as chair or as committee member for over 50 graduate and doctoral degree students, and more than 60 graduate certificate students.

He also has taught ESOL at all proficiency levels form beginners through advanced and for grades 5 through adult in public and private schools. Additionally he has directed and taught in a family literacy program for Central Americans and taught workplace literacy skills to high school and adult students. Dr. Leier has also tutored students in preparation to take the IELTS and TOEFL examinations.

Dr. Leier is proficient in Spanish and has studied several other languages such as Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Armenian, Ilokano and Maya Quiche. He has served as a Peace Corp volunteer in Guatemala, El Salvador and Philippines. He has lived and worked in 8 countries and has served as an U.S. Department of State English Language Fellow in Colombia, Armenia, Republic of Georgia (virtually), and Latvia.

Marianne Loes
Mrs. Loes' academic and practice interests lie where technology and business meet, which includes Digital Marketing and Online Education.


M.B.A., Marketing Concentration, Auburn University

B.S. Business Administration, Marketing & E-Commerce, University of South Alabama
Martha Matherne
L. Craig Roberts
Steven Shotts
Paige Stribling
Stephanie Verkouille