Joseph LeTexier

Dr. Joe LeTexier, Professor of TESOL/Linguistics
Dr. Joseph LeTexier
Professor of TESOL/Linguistics
Professor of TESOL/Linguistics

Joe LeTexier joined the CIU faculty in 1996. Prior to that, he was involved in cross-cultural ministry working primarily in Zaragoza, Spain.
Dr. LeTexier is fluent in Spanish and has conducted extensive linguistic research into the Spanish language.  He loves to see his students become excited about applying linguistic theory to the second language classroom.  LeTexier also enjoys spending time with students outside of the classroom over a meal or just a cup of coffee.  As a professor of TESOL and linguistics, he desires to facilitate the growth of his students, not only as educators, but also as effective cross-cultural workers.
Joe has been married to Susana, a native of Spain, since 1994, and together they have four children, Lucas, Marcus, Hannah, and Paul.  As a family, they enjoy playing musical instruments, watching movies, and visiting with family and friends.  Joe and his family attend Sandhills Community Church in Columbia where they have been active in various ministries, especially the worship team and the children’s ministry.


  • PhD, University of South Carolina
  • MDiv, Columbia International University
  • MA, Columbia International University
  • BA, Crown College

Selected Publications

  • The Interaction of Individual Working Memory Capacity with Cognitive Linguistics-based and Translation-based Instructional Treatments during the Acquisition of Polysemous L2 Spanish Spatial Prepositions, ProQuest, 2019.

Awards and Honors

  • University of South Carolina Graduate Student Research Award, 2015.