News Release

Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
Director, Public Relations
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 295-1164

Wilmington University Welcomes Danielle Bergez as ESL Adjunct Faculty Coordinator

New role will improve and enhance University's English as Second Language program.

Wilmington University welcomes Danielle Bergez as its new ESL (English as a Second Language) Adjunct Faculty Coordinator. 

In her new role, Danielle will develop and promote language skills that translate to success for international and ESL students in University classes, especially in academic reading and writing. She will work on a part time basis with Dr. Matt Wilson, Chair of the First Year Experience (FYE) program and ESL, to improve and enhance the growing ESL program at Wilmington University. She will also facilitate faculty development opportunities and assist faculty with questions about educating non-native speakers of English.

With a bachelor’s degree in Russian from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.S.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Danielle has taught ESL in a variety of programs. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Community College of Philadelphia, the University of Delaware and in community service organizations since 2000. She is also doing doctoral level coursework in educational linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her background in language acquisition from both the learner’s and the instructor’s perspective allows her to contribute to her academic field by teaching courses for students pursuing master’s degrees in TESOL and Intercultural Communication. She also advises students on their academic program and career plans.

To help identify faculty needs and with developing faculty development opportunities, Danielle will reach out to faculty and Program Chairs to inquire about areas of need in teaching non-native English speaking students. She is also available to speak at College and faculty meetings. Please contact her at her new email address:

Danielle's office is located in the Peoples Building (PEO-106) at the New Castle site.

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit university committed to providing flexible, career-oriented traditional and online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and offering small class sizes, individualized attention and affordable tuition. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at or visit our web site at

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - New Castle, DE