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ELP Advisors

Leena Chakrabarti

Associate Director for Student Services


Leena Chakrabarti


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  • Ph.D. in Curriculum, Kansas State University

  • Masters in English (ESL and Immigrant fiction), Kansas State University

  • Masters in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 

  • Bachelors in English, Presidency College, India

On a daily basis, Leena works with students who are in need of special services or are in trouble. She also supervises the ITC and TTC which are both units of the ELP related to student service and technology. Leena also communicates with prospective students who are suitable for the K-State Fast Program.

April Darnell

ELP Advising Coordinator and Instructor




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  • MA in English, TESOL  Southeast Missouri State University

Advisor for graduate students and exit-level students.

Ms. Darnell teaches upper-level writing courses and serves on the ELP Writing Committee. Her research interests include academic honesty and integrity and using brain-based research to inform the teaching and learning of English. 

Taylor Jennings

Advisor and Instructor

Taylor Jennings
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  • M.Ed., Teaching Northeastern State
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Oklahoma
  • Minor, Business, University of Oklahoma

Taylor is a doctoral student at Kansas State University pursuing a Ph.D. in Student Affairs in Higher Education. She began working in the ELP in 2013 and has taught a variety of classes from Beginning to Advanced level courses in writing, reading, listening, and speaking. Her research focus is on the student services that we provide for our international students on campus.