Student Testimonial

 “I love all of the mentors that I ever met … they are very helpful and kindful and they made me, a stranger from other country, came to America feel very comfortable and more and more confident when I speak with others.”- Chun Xu 

Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
ACCESS Professional Instructor Mohsine Bensaid Mohsine Bensaid
Professional Instructor
110, Claremont Building
Mohsine Bensaid, Professional Instructor, joined the ACCESS program in the fall of 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Linguistics and Literature from Ibn Tofail University, Morocco, another Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Kent State University, where he is currently pursuing... Read More

Shane Carter Shane Carter
Director, ACCESS Program
109, Claremont Building
After entering the field of ESL as a volunteer for the ACCESS program in the early 1990's, Shane travelled overeas in 1993 to teach English in South Korea.  He was the first director of the Pagoda Language Center, in Kangnam, and later taught at Dae Jin University.  After Korea, he taught in Taipei, Taiwan, before returning to the US in 2000 to complete a Master's in Applied Linguistics at Ohio University.  Shane... Read More

JackieACCESSphoto Jacqueline Fries-Gomez
Professional Instructor
, Claremont Building
Jacqueline Fries-Gomez, a Professional Instructor in Ashland University's ACCESS intensive English program, joined the department in January of 2013.  She received her M.A. in TESOL with an additional K-12 endorsement from the University of Findlay in 2013.  She also graduated with the honor of Magna Cum Laude from Heidelberg University with a B.A. in Education, Adolescent to Young Adult (grades 7-12) English... Read More

ACCESS Instructor & Curriculum Coordinator David Karl David Karl
Instructor & Curriculum Coordinator
, Claremont Building
David Karl, an instructor and Curriculum Coordinator for Ashland University's ACCESS intensive English program, has an MA in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from Ohio University, as well as a BA in History, a BS in Communications, and other grad work in history and journalism. Having spent nearly eleven years in Japan teaching English, including over five years at Chubu University near Nagoya, David returned to the US in... Read More

Jessica's Profile Picture Jessica Lyons

111, Claremont Building
Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from Bowling Green State University in 2007. Following her graduation, Jessica taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Japan. After returning to the United States, she studied TESOL from the University of Findlay and earned her M.A. in early 2013. Currently, Jessica is working for Ashland University’s ACCESS Program, where she helps prepare... Read More