Professors & Staff

Committed To Your Success

At Northwest University, we pride ourselves in providing excellent service in all we do. Our staff and professors are passionate about culture and education and provide individual support to students to help them succeed and reach their goals.

Dr. Autumn Witt, Director and Associate Provost

Autumn spent 3 years teaching English and training teachers in northern Japan before coming back to the U.S. to teach E.S.L. at universities. Autumn completed her M.A. in English Linguistics and her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition.

Li Lowry, Director of International Student Services

Li has lived all around the world, and has assisted international students in New Zealand, the U.K., and now here in Seattle. She is an expert at student immigration counseling and can answer all your questions.

Daniel DeWhitt, International Student Services Specialist

Daniel has lived and taught English in 5 different countries. After finishing his M.A. in TESOL, he came to Northwest University. He has a passion for international education and enjoys spending time with students.

Kristen Ross, Assistant Director for Short Term Programs

Kristen has an enthusiasm for culture, diversity, and education. She received her M.A. in International Community Development and has spent time living in Vietnam and Thailand. She is passionate about connecting with international students from around the world and providing engaging short term programs that meet each group’s unique goals.

Gabi Dobies, CELE Program Coordinator

Gabi has a passion in education to facilitate cultural exchange and engage in new perspectives. She will help you feel welcomed and supported in the CELE program.

Dr. Julie Moon, CELE Lead Teacher

Julie has learned the importance of teachers having a multicultural understanding of their diverse students through her various teaching experiences in Korea and the U.S. Julie completed her M.A. in TESOL and her Ph.D. in Multicultural Special Education.


Our professors are professionals with years of teaching experience and academic degrees. They have teaching background in many different international contexts. They love teaching because they love students. Professors are available to tutor students after class if they are struggling. Our professors help students participate in active and challenging lessons.

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