Ula Cutten joined the ELP as a lecturer in the summer of 1998 and became a language specialist on the full-time staff in 2001. In July 2011, she was appointed Instructional Technology Specialist. Ms. Cutten has taught in a variety of ELP programs, including summer special and service programs (Summer Institute for English Language Educators from South Africa, English for Legal Studies, Freedom Support Act Preacademic Program, Conversation and Culture, NOVA, WEGO), the Evening Program, and the Intensive Program. She was coordinator of the NOVA Academy Program in the spring/summer of 2000, and has served on the Intensive Program Curriculum Review Team.
Ms. Cutten completed a double major in Music and English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She received her MA degree in TESL from the University of Arizona-Tucson in 1983. Her career has led her to Francistown and Serowe, Botswana; Ankara, Turkey; Tokyo, Japan; and to intensive programs in the US in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington State. She has taught English to students of all ages, from kindergarten to adults, and has worked in teacher training programs.
Ms. Cutten has served in administrative capacities with responsibility for coordination of curriculum, housing, and orientation portfolios, but continues to find direct contact with students in the classroom to be the most rewarding. Her professional interests include content-based teaching and curriculum development. She is a member of TESOL.