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ESL Administration

Our administrative staff, located on the third floor at 45 Columbus Avenue at Martino Hall, is your first destination when you arrive in New York. We're here to support you with the registration process and offer you guidance as you progress through the IALC language program. Are you wondering which classes you should take next? Do you need help getting a new student ID or setting up your Fordham email account? Are you looking for something interesting to do in New York, like visiting a gallery, going hiking, or going to a show? Come talk to us! We will do our best to make sure your time at the IALC is enriching, enlightening and unforgettable.

James Stabler-Havener, MA


Mr. Stabler–Havener has 20 years of experience as a TESOL educator and administrator. He has instructed university students and led teacher education workshops in the US, China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Thailand. As an English Language Specialist and Senior English Language Fellow, he developed and delivered training programs for the Regional English Language Office of the US Department of State.  His specialties are intercultural communication, content-based instruction, language assessment, and project-based learning.

Hie-Myung Jo, EdD

Associate Director; Via Fordham Student Advisor

Dr. Jo has been teaching English to linguistically and culturally diverse students (K-12, post-secondary, adult) in all levels for more than a decade. She holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, and three MA degrees in TESL, TEFL, and Educational English Language. Her specialties include intercultural communication, second language acquisition theories and methodologies, multicultural education, educational technologies, functional linguistics approach, English for Academic/Specific Purposes, Literacy, iBT TOEFL, and Business English.

Jesús Aceves-Loza, MS

Program Advisor for Latin America; Community ESL Program Coordinator 

Jesús Aceves-Loza joined the IALC in 2017 as Program Advisor for Latin America. A former ESL, psychology and business professor in several Mexican universities including his Alma mater Universidad de Guadalajara, he holds a Master’s in Organization Development from Universidad de Guanajuato. From his time teaching he has come to gain experience in the philosophy of coaching his students to ensure they achieve their personal and educational goals. His passion for intercultural communication was born of his experience as an exchange student at Uppsala Universitet in Sweden. His understanding and enthusiasm for Latin American culture has made him a recipient of several awards for typical costume design in Mexico and the United States of America.

Victoria Kassie, MA

Senior Executive Secretary

Victoria Kassie has been executive secretary of the Institute of American Language and Culture since 2005. She earned an MA in human resource education from Fordham’s Graduate School of Education in 2012. In addition to her role as office manager, Victoria oversees the Language Exchange Program and the Culture Club - extracurricular activities that provide students with opportunities for language development outside the classroom.