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Associate Director
English Language Institute
Campus Address:
350 Ronan Hall
(989) 774-1717

Caitlin is the Associate Director and teaches classes in the ELI. She is currently working on a PhD in Educational Leadership at CMU. Her areas of interest include second language learning, English for Academic Purposes, and international student experiences.


Caitlin teaches all skills across all levels, but grammar is her favorite.

Degrees and Universities

  • MA in TESOL, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • BA in English Language and Literature with a secondary teaching certification, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Selected Publications

  • Petersen, D., Hamstra, C., & Bell, A. (October 2015).  Measuring student learning outcomes through collaborative achievement testing in an English language program. Michigan TESOL Conference, East Lansing, MI.
  • Hamstra, C., & Petersen, D. (October 2014). StoryCorps: An oral history project in the ESL classroom. Michigan TESOL Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Petersen, D., & Hamstra, C. (March 2014). Flipping the ESL classroom: Promoting interaction, engagement, & learning. International TESOL Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Hamstra, C. & Petersen, D. (October 2013). Increasing student engagement: Campus, community, and service learning. Michigan TESOL Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Professional Organizations