Melissa Meisterheim, Ph.D.

Director of English as a Second Language Programs
Associate Professor of Instruction

Melissa Meisterheim is the Director of English as a Second Language Programs as well as an Associate Professor of Instruction. Her interests include second language acquisition of vocabulary as well as curriculum design.


Select Courses Taught

  • LING:5070 Practicum in TESL
  • TA Preparation in English courses
  • Iowa Intensive English Program courses
  • CLAS:1250 Presentation Skills for Academic Success

Select Recent Conference Presentations

  • Trained Conversation Partners in the ESL Classroom: Facilitating Intercultural Dialogue: Chastain, Amy, Hassman, Benjamin, Meisterheim, Melissa, Mayrhofer, Sonja at TESOL 2021 International Convention
  • Repeated Reading for Suprasegmental Success: House, Emma, Meisterheim, Melissa at MIDTESOL 2020 Conference
  • Facilitating Student Integration into the Campus and Community: Meisterheim, Melissa at EnglishUSA 2019 Annual Professional Development Conference
  • Using Electronic Resources to Classify Authentic Reading Materials by Level: Knowling, Jeffrey, Meisterheim, Melissa at TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo,

Professional Memberships

Research areas
  • Second Language Acquisition
Melissa Meisterheim official portrait

1112 University Capitol Centre (UCC)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States