Elizabeth Ann Corah-Hopkins

Elizabeth Ann Corah-Hopkins
Director of Accreditation and Instructor, Bilingual/Bicultural Education
216 Education Bldg.

Office Hours: By appointment.



Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on English as a Second Language, Wayne State University

M.Ed., TESOL, University at Buffalo

B.A. German, University at Buffalo


Dr. Corah-Hopkins has been an adult educator for most of her professional career, initially teaching English as a second language to international students and immigrants in the United States and then becoming a teacher educator. Before coming to Wayne State University, she served in various adminisrative capacities in higher education including ESL Coordinator, Learning Support Services Coordinator, and Dean.  Dr. Corah-Hopkins has presented at several international conferences including TESOL and NABE.


Dr. Corah-Hopkins serves as Program Coordinator and instructor in the Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BBE) Program. She carries out administrative duties for the program, especially as it relates to endorsement cohorts located in various school districts across metropolitan Detroit. She advises cohort students along with all Bridge Certificate and Education Specialist students, and she coordinates the BBE program assessment initiative. Dr. Corah-Hopkins teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes, both in the traditional classroom and online.

Area Of Expertise

Adult Education - English as a Second Language

Research Interests

Dr. Corah-Hopkins is interested in the use of autoethnographic modes of creative expression to generate deeper cross-cultural understanding in the classroom and beyond.

Courses Taught

  • Second Language/Foreign Language Methodology
  • Second Language Acquisition Theory