Rebecca Hale

Teaching Experience 

Rebecca Hale co-manages the Mechanical Engineering (MechE) co-op program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science with Associate Professor Rich Robles and advises MechE students with last names A-L. She comes to ELCE with rich experience teaching and tutoring in higher education. With experience in 15 countries abroad and a background in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), she began her teaching career internationally in 2009 and has taught at UC since 2011. Prior to joining ELCE in 2016, she taught at UC, Cincinnati State, the Christ College of Nursing and Hebrew Union College. She has a student-centered teaching philosophy and strives to promote active learning, self-reflection and cultural humility in her classroom teaching and advising. Her current research focuses on the career education of students of international backgrounds at US colleges and universities. She serves as a co-chair of ELCE’s Equity & Inclusion committee and teaches a weekly English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Group, open to the public, on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the UC International Office.


  • Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Adult/International, University of Cincinnati
  • Graduate Certificate – Teaching English a Second Language (TESL), Adult/International, University of Cincinnati
  • Certificate – Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Language Link, Russia
  • Bachelor of Arts – English Language and Literature, University of Cincinnati

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