Faculty Profile

Jenine Larrabee, MS

Lead Faculty



Ms. Jenine Larrabee is currently Lead Faculty for English as a Second Language and Humanities in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Technology at Franklin University and Director of the English Language Special Programs. Her more than 20 years of experience demonstrate a life-long commitment to international education and language arts and include 12 years working and studying in countries throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Ms. Larrabee initially earned a BA in English Literature and an MA in French Literature with a focus on Second Language Acquisition Theory from the Ohio State University, and then went on to earn TESOL certification from the Caledonian School in Prague, Czech Republic, and to complete both language and critical theory programs from the Centre Parisien études critiques, La Sorbonne-Paris III and Paris VI.

Always most driven by the use of the English language abroad as a tool for social and community development, Ms. Larrabee earned a two-year Fellowship through Georgetown University and the U.S. Department of State during which designed an intensive English language Eco-Tourism major at the at l’Universite d’Antsiranana, Madacascar. In addition, she has designed and delivered ESL teacher-training for over 300 instructors in Pretoria and Johannesburg South Africa, educated faculty in second language acquisition theory and practice at l’Universite de Rennes, France and created and implemented ESL programming for Franklin University that is currently running in Oman and South Korea. Most recently she has created the American Business, Culture, and Language Program, a unique new short-term immersion experience for international business, finance, and engineering majors.


The Ohio State University
Master of Arts, French and Italian
The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts, English


Teaching English as a Second Language (TEFL) Certificate, The Caledonian School
Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Certification, The Ohio State University

Work Experience

2020 - Present
Franklin University, Lead Faculty
2018 - Present
Community and Refugee Immigration Services, Grant Writer, Columbus, Ohio
2013 - 2019
Franklin University, Lead Faculty, Global Issues & ESL; Director, American Language Center
2011 - 2013
Franklin University, Content Editor
2007 - 2013
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty
2007 - 2011
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty
2007 - Present
University of Pretoria, South Africa, Training and development specialist, Pretoria
2005 - 2005
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty
2005 - 2007
Universite Antsiranana, Madagascar, English Language Fellow, .
2000 - Present
I’university de Rennes, France/Institution des sciences appliquees (INSA), Program Designer & Director, English Language and Instruction, Rennes

Publications & Presentations

Larrabee, J., & Larrabee MS, J. (2022, Feb. 10). Part I - DEI: Definitions and Discussion / Part - II: Maintaing Momentum. Academic Inclusion Committee, Franklin University.
Banaszak, B., & Larrabee, J. (2019, Apr. 5). Designing for Retention. Ohio Drive-In, Columbus State Community College.
Baumlein, G., Larrabee, J., & Fennema, B. (2012, Dec. 31). L.E.A.P. (Learning Engaging Academic Pedagogies) into Best Practices in Online Instruction.. STAR Awards, Columbus, OH.

Professional Service

Committee Member
(Columbus, Ohio)
Committee Member
Faculty Senate Representative
(Columbus, Ohio)
Committee Member
(Columbus, Ohio)