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Jessica Reynolds

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Jessica Reynolds, Director of ETCS

Office: Robertson Hall, Room 204

Jessica Reynolds utilizes her various international experiences and professional training to manage and enhance the English Training and Certification Services program within the Graduate College. She consistently calibrates the scoring of ETCS's certification assessments, trains ETCS student raters, and instructs all ETCS courses. 

From studying abroad and learning languages other than English, to living and teaching abroad, to obtaining a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics (TESOL Emphasis) at the University of Queensland in Australia, Jessica has experienced issues that international students face personally, linguistically, and academically. She spent 6+ years working as a core instructor and administrator at OU’s Center for English as a Second Language, where she built an array of interdepartmental programs and collaborative support mechanisms to facilitate bridging graduate and undergraduate CESL-OU students into their degree programs.

Her research interests include genre-based literacies, World Englishes, dynamic language assessment, language attitudes, and internationalizing campuses through team-driven initiatives.

In addition to her ETCS duties, Jessica serves on the Steering Committee and teaches for OU's MA in TESOL program, co-leads a taskforce on English proficiency standards for OU admission, and manages the team that designs orientations for new graduate teaching assistants.

She is married to Michael Hatcher and has two sons, Langston and Kassius, along with two wonderful dogs, Lily and Rothko.