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Staff and Faculty

TSIE Staff Title Phone Email Office Hours
Rosario Davis Associate Director 512-245-7812 rd31@txstate.edu M-F, 8am-5pm
Jill Rolston-Yates Learning Specialist 512-245-7810 jr78@txstate.edu M-F, 8am-5pm

TSIE Faculty Title Phone Email Office Hours
Ursala McCormick Adjunct Faculty 512-245-7810 u_m27@txstate.edu By appointment
Lauren Miller Adjunct Faculty 512-245-7810 lmiller@txstate.edu By appointment
Jennifer Holling Adjunct Faculty 512-245-7810 jh62@txstate.edu 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.

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.