Faculty and Staff

Petree, Rhonda

Rhonda Petree

Rhonda Petree

Director ELT Program

Start Year: 2011

Office: 231 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-4520



M.A., English as a Second Language, University of Minnesota

Secondary Teacher Certification Program, Concordia University

B.A., History and Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courses Taught:

TED 428: Techniques in TESOL
ESL 341: Advanced Grammar I
ESL 312: Advanced Reading II
ESL 311: Research Writing
ESL 302: Advanced Writing
ESL 212: Introduction to Research Writing
ESL 211: Intermediate Writing I
ESL 202: Intermediate Reading II
ESL 142: Low Intermediate Grammar II
ESL 141: Low Intermediate Grammar I

ENGL 140: Academic Language and University Culture
ENGL 21: Reading, Writing, and Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of English (Advanced and Intermediate)

Research Interests:

Leadership, Program Administration, Intercultural Communications.

Professional Activities:


Frequent presenter at Regional, State and International conferences.


Lavin, C., Petree, R., & Herrington, S. (October 2015) Discovering personal histories: An oral history project. SLWIS News-The Newsletter of the Second Language Writing Interest Sections, TESOL

Petree, R., & Kmiecik, C., (March 2015). Development of an academic language and university culture course. HEIS News- The Newsletter of the Higher Education Interest Section, TESOL.

Petree, R., & Lavin, C., (February 2014). Customizing ESL courses to support content courses. ESP News-The Newsletter of the English for Specific Purposes Interest Section, TESOL.

Petree, R. (2012). Pragmatics Instruction for Low-level Adult ELLs. In Vinogradov, P., & Bigelow, M. (Eds.) Proceedings from the 7th annual LESLLA (Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition) symposium, September 2011. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota. Available:

Petree, R. (2011). Teaching English Language Learners to Mitigate Requests: A Pilot Study. MinneTESOL/WITESOL Journal, Volume 28



2015 NAFSA Management Development Program, Minneapolis MN

2015 Observation, Coaching, and Supervision for Teacher Growth, International TESOL Convention, Toronto, Canada

2013 English for Specific Purposes: A TESOL International Academy, San Paulo, Brazil

2013 Leadership Development Certification Program, International TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX

2012 Building an Excellent English Language Program, International TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, PA

2000 Safety and Security Conference and Diversity Training, U.S. Peace Corps, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Rhonda Petree has been teaching ESL/EFL since 1999 when she was a Peace Corps volunteer. She has taught students at all levels from kindergarten to adult. She taught at the Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning in St. Paul, MN for seven years. During that time she taught many literacy classes and also a Pre-Certified Nursing class. She has worked and lived in Australia, Switzerland, and Kazakhstan and has travel to many other countries. She has studied Russian and German extensively.

When not working, she likes to spend time outside with her family.