Meet the Staff

Dawn HigginsDawn Higgins, Director of Cross-cultural Education and ESOL
B.A., M.A., University of New Hampshire
(603) 271-6484 x4208

Dawn joined the NHTI community in 2000.  Instructing and advising second language adults and families in higher education for more than 20 years in New Hampshire, she is also a state-certified K-12 ESOL teacher, linguistics instructor, and student teaching supervisor.  The populations she serves at NHTI are New Americans (resettled refugees) and other new immigrants representative of more than 60 native languages and countries of origin.  She also works closely with state organizations, other educational institutions, and on committees and initiatives related to diversity and cultural competence training on behalf of this growing population and community members who ser0ve them.  Dawn earned her undergraduate degree in French and English and her Masters degree in English Literature from the University of New Hampshire and the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France.

Rosemarie SmithRosemarie Hughes-Smith
Project Coordinator/ESOL Tutor
B.S., Granite State College
M.S., Southern New Hampshire University
(603) 271-6484 x4410

"Rosie" has been the ESOL Clerk at NHTI since 2013.  She manages the Conversation Partner Program, in which we pair up second language/culture students in our ESOL program with native-speaking students from other programs.  In the Fall of 2014 we were able to schedule 240 meetings within the college community!  This program offers our ESOL students the ability to practice their English language skills with native speakers, while at the same allowing native speakers to learn about different cultures of the world.  Rosie is also co-Advisor of the Cultural Exchange Club (CEC) -- a student-run organization on campus devoted to exploring issues of culture, language, and diversity -- which hosts numerous on-campus and community events throughout the academic year.

 Office of Cross Cultural Education and ESOL
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4055

Dawn Higgins
Director of Cross-cultural Education and ESOL

(603) 271-6484 x4208

Margaret S. Landsman
Project Coordinator
/ ESOL Tutor
(603) 271-6484 x4113

Rosemarie Hughes-Smith
ESOL Clerk
(603) 271-6484 x4410

The office is located in the Library, Room 135