PDI Instructors | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

PDI Instructors

Bradley Castner, ESL Instructor

Brad joined PDI in August 2019 and has taught ESL at private university and language centers in South America and Russia before coming to AUIS. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Services Administration from Lake Superior State University and his CELTA certification from Cambridge English Language Assessment which is part of the University of Cambridge.
Office: A-F3-40


Alexander Jorgensen, ESL Instructor

MFA Regis University (anticipated completion December 2021)
Alex served at PDI 2018 – 2019 and then rejoined PDI in February 2021. Alex has taught ESL and IELTS preparation courses at a number of different universities and language centers in the US, China, Middle-East and Georgia before joining AUIS. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in the United States and his TEFL certification from VIA LINGUA in Czech Republic. Alex is currently studying his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the REGIS University in the US.    
Office: A-F3-40

Samuel Clayton, ESL Instructor

B.S. Brigham Young University, USA

Sam joined PDI in July 2021 and possesses broad experience in international (Europe, MENA region, Asia) ESL education, including extensive experience with Business English, writing and standardized test preparation. Before joining PDI, Sam worked as an English Trainer and Program Coordinator at Mercedes-Benz Bank in Berlin, Germany.
Sam earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology (minor: English Writing) from Brigham Young University and his TEFL certificate from International Training Center in Prague.


Office: A-F3-39
Email: [email protected]