Dr. Ashley Heiberger

Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language

Ph.D., English (Specialization in English as a Second Language), Northern Illinois University; 

Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Northern Illinois University;

M.A., English, University of Tulsa; 

B.A., English, St. Ambrose University;

Study Abroad Experience, St. Peter’s College, Oxford University

Dr. Heiberger enjoys teaching students from around the world. She primarily teaches English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses to students for whom English is not the first language. In these courses, student focus on English skills, such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as they learn how to develop their language and apply the skills to everyday and academic purposes. Her favorite part about teaching is her students!

Dr. Heiberger facilitates the EAP program and works primarily with international and exchange students. Additionally, she is involved in the TESL Department and contributes to the TESL education scholars’ training and development. 

General research interests include second language acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) Pedagogy, Intercultural Learning, Women’s Literature, and Feminist Theory. Dr. Heiberger explores culture, identity, engagement, and learning in the English language classroom.


Teaching English as a Second Language


Writing for International Students 1
Writing for International Students 2
Listening and Speaking for International Students 1
Listening and Speaking for International Students 2
Integrated Skills