Northwood University Names Diana Vreeland Director of Intensive English Program

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She will oversee the newly launched full-time Intensive English Program.
Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland

July 26, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently named Diana Vreeland director of the Intensive English Program. She will oversee the newly launched full-time Intensive English Program including the development of curriculum. Vreeland will also serve as liaison with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and other professional organizations and groups.

Vreeland recently served as the director of the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students at Western Michigan University from 2009–2013 where she led the ESL Program. From 2006–2009, she was the director for Saginaw Valley State University’s ESL program.

Vreeland spent time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Czechoslovakia for three years where she trained English teachers at Comenius University in Bratislava and taught English to engineering students at the Technical University in Zvolen. After her Peace Corps experience, Vreeland served as an English teacher and director for City University in Slovakia. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Central Michigan University.

Vreeland and her husband, Joseph, reside in Midland.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.