Skip to Content

Staff and Faculty

TSIE Staff Title Phone Email Office Hours
Rosario Davis Associate Director 512-245-7812 M-F, 8am-5pm
Jill Rolston-Yates Learning Specialist 512-245-7810 M-F, 8am-5pm

TSIE Faculty Title Phone Email Office Hours
Ursala McCormick Adjunct Faculty 512-245-7810 By appointment
Lauren Miller Adjunct Faculty 512-245-7810 By appointment
Jennifer Holling Adjunct 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.

Learning Specialist Jill Rolston-Yates

Jill Rolston-Yates has taught EFL in Japan, ESL in Intensive English Programs at University of Hawaii and Texas State, San Marcos, and ESL to immigrants and refugees in Adult Schools and the Cambodian Family Literacy Program in Southern California. She has also authored two English Conversation texts, Genbai no Eikaiwa, 1 & 2, with GEOS publications, Japan. She holds a BA from Whitman College in Psychology and Theater, an MFA from the University of Hawaii in Asian Theater, and an Adult Education Credential in ESL from the University of California, Los Angeles. She taught ESL at Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP) in Austin and at UT Austin's ESL Services before rejoining TSIE as Learning Specialist.