Faculty and Staff
The IEP has excellent staff and professional teachers. All of our faculty and staff members have lived in other countries around the world. Our faculty have at least a Masters degree, and many have experience teaching in other countries and speak more than one language.

Faculty and Staff

Cara Deborah Wenig Mori

Director, Programs


(305) 284-5797
I have been involved in the field of English as a Second Language since 1998. Before my arrival at the University of Miami in 2006, I taught in Chile and Ecuador and was a teacher / curriculum coordinator at an intensive English program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Traveling throughout South America and Europe has shown me the importance of learning...

Nelson Eduardo Rubio

Manager, Programs


Nelson Rubio is a Miami native and graduate of Miami-Dade College. He is passionate about education and helping others achieve their academic goals. Rubio hopes to empower students in the University of Miami Intensive English Program and equip them with the tools and resources they need to be successful.  While at Miami-Dade College,...

Clarissa M Moorhead



(305) 284-4000
I love teaching and interacting with international students because, although I was born in the USA, I grew up primarily in England and Belgium. Because of my international, multicultural childhood, "home" is difficult for me to define. The ESL world is where I feel most at home and I am so lucky that I get to spend my days learning...

Marissa A Pipino



(305) 284-2753
A native of New York City with over ten years of teaching experience, I relocat- ed to Miami several years ago. While living in New York, I worked in multiple school settings with students of various ages and backgrounds. During that time, I also had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and South America. There, I deepened my appreciation...

Ethan S Talmadge



(305) 284-2753
Born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, I have been involved in ESL / EFL since 1993. I studied English Literature at the University of Denver in CO, and later received an MA TESL degree from St. Michael's college in Colchester, VT. I have lived and taught in Italy, Japan, Spain, Thailand, and Brazil, while gaining a degree of...