Meet the English for Academic Purposes Program

The English for Academic Purposes program team is comprised of faculty who teach the GAS-EAP Program (478/278) and staff who work directly with students in registration, enrolment and providing extra-curricular activities.


Location: Room J137 at Fennell Campus


If you are an applicant and have questions about applying to Mohawk College and the EAP programs available, please contact us through our inquiry form.


Associate Dean: Erica Fagan

Operations Manager: Trevor Coe


Name Discipline Email Extension Office

Marilyn Marth

EAP Professor

marilyn.marth [at] (marilyn[dot]marth[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)



Nina Devolder

EAP Professor

nina.devolder [at] (nina[dot]devolder[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)



Jonathon McCallum

EAP Professor

jonathon.mccallum [at] (jonathon[dot]mccallum[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)



Susan McElwain

EAP Coordinator;

EAP Professor

susan.mcelwain [at] (susan[dot]mcelwain[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)



Carol Shields

EAP Coordinator;
EAP Professor

carol.shields [at] (carol[dot]shields[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)





Prasanthika Perera

Prasanthika Perera
EAP Support Officer

After working for many years with international students from around the world in different institutions, Prasanthika is now a EAP Support Officer. The most interesting part of her job is having the opportunity to meet new people from around the world and helping them make the most of their experience here at Mohawk College.

Languages: English and Sinhalese


Irene Walker
EAP Learning and Engagement Officer

Irene has been an ESL professional for 18 years.  She has been at the college since 2003, first as an ESL instructor, then as the Language Lab technologist.  Irene began her career teaching English in Osaka, Japan and enjoyed it so much that she went on to get an MA in TESL with an Emphasis in Educational Technology.  She is also TESL Ontario certified.  Irene’s current role is to provide opportunities for EAP students to practice English outside the classroom through workshops and activities at Mohawk College and in the surrounding Hamilton community. She also organizes events that bring together EAP students with other Mohawk College staff and students.  When needed, she provides assistance to the front desk during start-up.

Languages: English and basic French, Spanish, Taiwanese and Japanese