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Vice President for Administrative Affairs

Kate Strauss is the Vice-President for Administrative Affairs at Anaheim University, overseeing the administrative, accreditation and state approval functions of the university. Ms. Strauss holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Princeton University, and a Master of Arts in English from the University of California, Irvine. Ms. Strauss brings over 10 years of experience in the human relations and marketing fields, and has won numerous civic awards in her role as Marketing Director for One Colorado in Old Pasadena, CA for her innovative contributions to cultural life and leadership. She has also enjoyed success using her communication skills as a teacher and training professional for the Orange County Human Relations Council.


Vice President of Academic Affairs
Doctor of Education in TESOL Program Designer
Senior TESOL Professor, Graduate School of Education

Dr. Rod Ellis is Vice President of Academic Affairs, Senior TESOL Professor and the designer of the Doctor of Education in TESOL degree program at Anaheim University. A world-renowned thought leader in the field of Second Language Acquisition, Prof. Ellis received his Doctorate from the University of London and his Master of Education from the University of Bristol. A former professor at Temple University both in Japan and the US, Prof. Ellis has served as the Director of the Institute of Language Teaching and Learning at the University of Auckland, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University, and has taught in numerous positions in England, Japan, the US, Zambia and New Zealand. Dr. Ellis, who is known as an expert in Second Language Acquisition, is author of the Oxford University Press Duke of Edinburgh Award-Winning Classic "The Study of Second Language Acquisition", as well as numerous student and teacher-training textbooks for Prentice Hall and Oxford University Press, Prof. Ellis's textbooks on Second Language Acquisition and Grammar are core textbooks in TESOL and Linguistics programs around the world.

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Registrar

Holding a Master's degree from Azusa Pacific University and a Bachelor's degree from University of Redlands, Elizabeth Mays is the Registrar at Anaheim University. In this role, she oversees Anaheim University's various student services tasks from admissions through graduation. Prior to joining Anaheim University, Ms. Mays held management positions at technology firms and a faculty position at APU, where she founded the Master's of Music Handbell performance program. She has also volunteered for various nonprofit organizations including the Handbell Musicians of America and Habitat for Humanity.