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Our Team

Director

Dr. Deborah T. Curtis

Dr. Deborah T. Curtis

Director

Dr. Deborah T. Curtis is the director of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership. As part of her responsibilities, Dr. Curtis also oversees the Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute, a collaborative venture Niagara University formed in January 2015 with Catholic …

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Faculty

Theodore

Theodore "Ted" Lee

Consultant

Ted Lee has been involved with the ESL community since 2008. After completing his undergraduate degree in sociology at Syracuse University, he taught English in South Korea for two years in a government-sponsored program for elementary school students (EPIK). With this experience, he went on to …

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Staff

Xiaoyu   Luo (Cathy)

Xiaoyu Luo (Cathy)

Xiaoyu Luo (Cathy) is an office coordinator, and responsible for Chinese business affairs. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Global Leadership and Policy at Niagara University.

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Anh  Pham (Bella)

Anh Pham (Bella)

Anh Bella Pham (Bella) is a graduate student at Niagara University. She comes from Vietnam. She has two bachelor degrees, one in international Law at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and her second in International Finance at Foreign Trade University of Vietnam. She was an …

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Obed

Obed "Omar" Cruz

Omar Cruz is a junior at Niagara University. He plays soccer for the Division I team. He is majoring in supply chain management and minoring in economics. He enjoys helping others and meeting new people. Cruz is fluent in English and Spanish.

Vanessa Shevat

Vanessa Shevat

Vanessa Shevat is a senior at Niagara University. She is double majoring in theatre and communications. She has helped out with the English Summer Camp program in the past, and has a love for travel, meeting new people, and showing her country to visitors.