WESL Staff and Faculty Welcome You!

 Dr. Jeff Hancks
 Executive Director


 Deborah Loraine Brasel Loraine Brasel


I have taught at WESL for over nine years. I have been teaching English as a Second Language and college courses for 30 years at other colleges and in Thailand. I have also worked as a writer and editor for a corporation for many years. I have a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. I am married and have four children, whom I love to talk about!


 Erin Franken Erin


I have been teaching for over seven years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s degree in TESOL. I have taught in the United States and in Turkey. I love to travel and meet new people. Moreover, I enjoy sharing and learning about diverse cultures. I am married and have three young children. Therefore, I have little free time, but when I do, I enjoy running or reading a good book!