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Staff and Faculty

TSIE Staff Title Phone Email Office Hours
Rosario Davis Associate Director 512-245-7812 M-F, 8am-5pm

TSIE Faculty Title Phone Email Office Hours
Paulina Gofman Program Faculty 512-245-7810 By appointment
Jennifer Holling Program Faculty 512-245-7810 By appointment
Ursala McCormick Program Faculty 512-245-7810 By appointment
Lauren Miller Program Faculty 512-245-7810 By appointment

Associate Director Rosario Davis

Rosario Davis is Associate Director of International Affairs at Texas State University.  She directs the Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) program, where she also participates as an instructor and Designated School Official. Rosario has taught ESL at the higher education level at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon Washington, and was an ESL specialist at the Seguin Independent School District in Seguin, Texas. She has also taught English in Baku, Azerbaijan, and traveled extensively to represent TSIE. Rosario has a B.A. English from Texas A&M University, M.A. Communication Arts from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Secondary teaching certification from Texas A&M International University in Laredo, and her TESL Certification from Western Washington University in Bellingham.

Adjunct Faculty Ursala McCormick

Hello! My name is Ursala McCormick, and I have been a TSIE instructor at Texas State University for 1 year, but I have been teaching English for 17 years! I love being able to come to this beautiful campus and work with dedicated colleagues and students. I have lived and taught English in Portugal, Japan, Korea, Oregon, and now Texas. 

I enjoy teaching and learning about subjects focused on the environment, food, cultural studies, religion, and literature.

Adjunct Faculty Lauren Miller

Ms. Miller is a current instructor of Intensive English, American Culture, and US 1100 (a freshman seminar course) at Texas State University in San Marcos as part of the Intensive English program. In addition to teaching, she assists with curricula development and planning. Ms. Miller is currently a doctoral candidate, obtaining a degree in Culture, Literacy, and Language at The University of Texas San Antonio. Her dissertation focus is language policy, instructor agency, and adult education. She also holds a Master of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University in College Station. She credits her passion to teaching to an early love of language and international education. When she’s not teaching, she’s brushing up on her French skills at the Alliance Française in Austin, practicing her viola, or ice skating.