Stephen F. Austin State University

Faculty Biographies

ELI Faculty Biographies

Ms. Elaine Lambright (ELI Coordinator)

Mrs. Lambright received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from The University of Texas at Austin. She received a fellowship for graduate work, graduating from The University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Humanities, specializing in comparative literature. She has taught English at the junior high level at The Greenhill School in Dallas, spent eighteen years teaching English and creative writing courses in grades ten through twelve at Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont, Texas, and spent three and a half years as an adjunct instructor in the English Department teaching a variety of freshman and sophomore level courses. She also worked as an adjunct instructor in ELI at SFASU before joining International Programs full time in 2014. Mrs. Lambright has studied French and has chaperoned high school students on international trips. She is especially interested in folk art from around the world.

Ms. Tetyana Kucher (ESL Instructor)

Ms. Kucher originally comes from Ukraine. She obtained her B.A. and M.A. in Teaching English and Foreign Literature from Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University in Ukraine, and M.A. in TESOL from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO). She worked as a Conversation Partners Program Coordinator and ESL Tutor at SEMO Intensive English Program before getting promoted to a full-time ESL Instructional Specialist. Ms. Kucher joined International Programs and ELI as a full-time International Programs Coordinator in May 2016. She is a passionate language learner who speaks Ukrainian and Russian, and has studied German, and Turkish. Her other hobbies include reading, painting, and playing the guitar.

Ms. Alanna Millis (ESL Instructor)

Mrs. Millis is originally a Texan from Fort Worth. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the English department at the University of Alabama, and received her Master of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. She taught public school 4th grade science and 3rd grade math in Nacogdoches before beginning work at SFA. Mrs. Millis enjoys studying bilingualism, language use and cognitive science. Her current priorities are teaching English and becoming bilingual in Spanish.