Get to Know Your CAL Coaches

Want to discuss an exegesis paper, research project, classroom presentation, resume, difficult reading, faith statement, or other assignment with a coach? We can help you at any stage of the process with any academic literacy.

All of our team members are equipped to assist you with the questions you bring. Each CAL coach also brings extra expertise and experience in particular areas. Check out the bios below to see who will be the best conversation partner for you!

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Emily Peterson, CAL Director

Emily brings several years of experience working specifically with L2 (alternatively, ESL or ELL) students on grammar, syntax, structure, and organization. As a graduate of Columbia, she also brings familiarity with assignment expectations across the spectrum of theological education genres. Her specialties include advanced composition of various theological genres (including assignments that involve work with biblical languages), L2, and study skills.

Emily has a BA in English from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary.

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Tyler Jones, CAL Coach

Tyler brings a variety of teaching, learning, and writing experiences to CAL, having served as an English tutor in Thailand, studied abroad in southeast Asia, written two academic theses, presented at the Southeastern Commission of Religion, worked in a library setting for over three years, and written a book review for the American Academy of Religion. His specialties include research, English grammar, history of theology, philosophy, and comparative religions.

Tyler has a BA in Religious Studies from Maryville College and a Master of Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology.