Deanna Wormuth, CLED Director & EFL Director
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University
Ms. Wormuth has held administrative and instructional positions in the field of ESL for over thirty years. Before coming to Georgetown in 2002, she directed ESL programs at Towson University and at Texas A&M University. In 1989, she supervised the development of the Texas A&M University ESL program in Koriyama, Japan. Ms. Wormuth has taught all ESL subject areas and levels; however, most of her teaching has focused on writing, reading, and speaking skills for graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars, and researchers. She has conducted teacher training workshops in Chile, Japan, Taiwan, and, most recently, Egypt where, as a Fulbright Specialist, she presented workshops in writing assessment.
Ms. Wormuth is a former member of the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and is past President of the University and College Intensive English Program Consortium (UCIEP). She is a frequent presenter at TESOL and NAFSA conferences as well as the co-author of three texts on the teaching of writing. She enjoys working with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures who, as members of the EFL community, contribute to our global cross-cultural understanding.
Mandy Kama, Senior Instructor & Academic Coordinator
MA in Speech Pathology, Louisiana State University
Ms. Kama joined the Georgetown faculty in 1991. Before becoming the Academic Coordinator in 2005, she typically taught listening and speaking skills at all levels. She co-designed and implemented a pronunciation program for the IEP and made numerous professional presentations on integrating pronunciation into IEPs. As Academic Coordinator, she coordinates the fall, spring and summer intensive programs and the three-week summer American Conversational English Program. Before coming to Georgetown, Ms. Kama taught in EFL programs at Louisiana State University and The University of Maryland.
Carmen Hernandez, Student Services Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
MA in English, Georgetown University
Ms. Hernandez joined the Georgetown EFL Department in 2015. Along with administrative work, as the Student Services Coordinator, Ms. Hernandez works with prospective and current student questions, housing situations and plans Access DC events for EFL students to explore the DC area. As a previous undergraduate student at Georgetown, Ms. Hernandez was very involved with student activities and volunteered under the Georgetown Center for Social Justice as a DC Schools Parent Program tutor of ESL, Spanish, and citizenship material for campus employees. She continued studies in her field and is a recent graduate of the Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Claudia Houndje, Assistant Director for Administration
MA in International Eduction, George Washington University
Ms. Houndje joined the Georgetown EFL Department in 2014. Prior to becoming the Assistant Director of Administration, she served as the Department Administrator for the East Asian Languages Department at Georgetown. Before arriving at Georgetown she worked as a Teacher of Language Arts and English as a Foreign Language. She also served as a Program Manager and Administrator for an international development organization supporting development programs in East, West and Central Africa.Ms. Houndje now works to ensure GU's policies and procedures are respected through the execution of the departments administrative activities. She also ensures the financial processing and reconciliation of expenses and supports the departments Director in all administrative matters.