Faculty Profiles

Robyn Hackett

Robyn K. Hackett, M.A.

Guest Instructor of TESOL - ICCT,
TESOL and ICCT Linguistics Specialist

On Faculty since 2018

Prof. Hackett's C.V.

Robyn Hackett served as a linguist with SIL International in northwest Cameroon, where she supported mother-tongue literacy through grammatical tone research and mentoring local language development workers. She currently serves with World Relief, where she teaches adult English learners who have had limited formal schooling. She also teaches second language acquisition and linguistics with Wheaton College and the Institute for Cross-Cultural Training (ICCT). She is ICCT's Linguistic Research Specialist.

Robyn, her husband, and her two sons live in a transitional housing program, where she mentors young single mothers in their journey toward stability and independence.

Master of Arts, TESOL and Intercultural Studies
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Professional Training

IFALPES & Les Cèdres French Language School
Massy & Chambéry, France

Second Language and Culture Acquisition
Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, Texas


Hackett, R. (2013) Once Upon a Time: A Collection of Five Aghem Folktales. Yaounde, Cameroon: SIL.

Hackett, R. (2015) Tone in the Verb Phrase of Two West Ring Languages: Aghem and Weh. Yaounde, Cameroon: SIL.