Faculty & Staff

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Ivan Breen

Department Chair & Associate Professor

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Ethan Anderson

Associate Professor

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Ahmad Ghashmari

Senior Associate Professor


Ph.D. in Literature, Cultural Theory and Social Practice, Kent State University, Ohio, 2016 MA in Instructional Technology and Design, University of Akron, Ohio, 2015 MA in English Language and Literature, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 2008 BA in English Language and Literature, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 2006 Courses: UP Writing Exploring Contemporary Issues English Through Technology Advanced Grammar ...more about Ahmad Ghashmari

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Cynthia Weintraub

Associate Professor


Cynthia Weintraub attended high school in a French lysee in Switzerland. Her undergraduate work was completed at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She later received her Masters in TESOL Education from Seattle University. She comes to teaching as a later career after working as a corporate presenter and spokesperson for such companies as Microsoft, ...more about Cynthia Weintraub

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Renee Tinsley

ELIUP Instructor

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Jay Aller

ELIUP Instructor


Jay has taught at Bellevue College since 2001. Before coming to BC, he spent two years getting his master’s in the MATESOL program at the University of Washington, where he taught in the Intensive English Program. He also taught math and science for two years in Malawi as a Peace Corps volunteer, and English for ...more about Jay Aller

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Krista Capodanno

ELIUP Instructor

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Ana Carson

ELIUP Instructor

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Rebecca Hagensen

ELIUP/IBP Instructor


Rebecca started teaching at Bellevue College in 2015. Before coming to BC, she taught in Seattle Central College’s Institute of English and the University of Washington’s International and English Language Programs.  She also taught English and American culture in Zaragoza, Spain for a year and later returned to teach an English course in Leon, Spain. Rebecca graduated ...more about Rebecca Hagensen

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Ariya Kilpatrick

ELI Instructor

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