Faculty Bios

Jean Kirschenmann

Jean Kirschenmann

Office: 1188 Fort St. Mall, Suite 251, Honolulu, HI 96813 (MP building)
Office Phone Number: (808) 544-1111
Fax: (808) 544-1142
E-mail: jkirschenmann@hpu.edu

Kirschenmann, Jean M.A.
Program Chair, BA TESOL Program
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics

University of Hawaii-Manoa
Minot State University, Minot, ND
M.A. in ESL with a concentration in bilingual education and linguistics, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and in secondary mathematics education, Minot State University, Minot, ND. 

Research and teaching interests:

  • Teaching English as a foreign language
  • Teaching English to young learners
  • Literacy and the language learner
  • Materials development
  • Practicum experiences for novice teachers
  • Professional development in pre- and in-service teachers

Prof. Kirschenmnn is "Teaching Tips" editor for the TESL Reporter and sits on the board of Hawaii TESOL. Her classroom-oriented contributions appear in The Language Teacher, English Teaching Forum, and TESOL’s popular New Ways series, among others.

At HPU, Prof. Kirschenmann regularly teaches courses on reading and writing methodology and teaching English to children. She coordinates practicum experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in the TESOL program and frequently team teaches community-based classes with them.

Prof. Kirschenmann won Hawaii Pacific University's Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Mentoring in 2015.