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Brenna Seifried

Program Coordinator, University of Dayton English Language Institute (UDEL)


Center for International Programs


Email: Brenna Seifried
Phone: 937-229-2740
Rike Center 214


Brenna has been with the University of Dayton since fall of 2009. She received her B.A. in English and Fine Arts from King College in Bristol, Tennessee, and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University. Brenna has worked as a faculty member and administrator in various primary, secondary, and higher education settings, including the Intensive English Program at the University of Dayton for 6 years. Most recently, she has been the Program Coordinator for the University of Dayton English Language Institute (UDEL) since 2015, where she works to serve EFL teachers and learners in Latin America. Brenna has done research in second language writing and prosodics, and is especially interested in affective issues in intercultural communication. Her current doctoral studies focus on effective teacher training strategies for online and blended learning environments, as well as critical issues in teacher development.


M.A., Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University (2007)
B.A., English Language and Literature, King College (1999)

Professional Activities

Member, TESOL International Member, Ohio TESOL

Research Interests

Second language writing, Intercultural communication