Dr. Joyce Milambiling

Associate Professor
(319) 273-6099
2033 Bartlett Hall
Ph.D., City University of New York M.A., University of California at BerkeleyB.L.S., Boston University
Areas of Specialty:  Bilingualism Language PolicyThe Social Contexts of Language Teaching and LearningSelected Publications:Making Necessary Adjustments: A Teaching Abroad Experience in Indonesia. Alicanto (April 2008).Past Perfect: Immigration in Perspective. North American Review, 291 (3-4), p. 88 (May-August 2006).Why Heritage Languages are Important for All of Us. Language Magazine, 3. 3 (November 2003).Foreign Language and Culture Study in the United States after September 11th.  Fremdsprachenunterricht (Foreign Language Teaching) (November/December 2002).
Dr. Milambling received her M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Scandinavian Languages and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York in Applied Linguistics. She has received Fulbright grants to teach and do research in the Philippines and in Indonesia. Before coming to UNI, Dr. Milambiling was an Associate Examiner at Educational Testing Service in New Jersey and helped develop the first computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Dr. Milambiling’s research interests include second language learning and teaching, immigrants and language education, bilingual education and language teacher education. She has made conference presentations both within the U.S. and internationally on such topics as nonnative speakers as language teachers, language policy in the U.S. and the Philippines and on the mainstreaming of immigrant children in schools. In 2007, she received a fellowship to participate in the Carver Graduate Education Institute on the topic of “Immigrant and Minority Populations: Promoting Wellbeing and Integration in the New Iowa.” Dr. Milambiling’s areas of teaching are computer-based language learning, linguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism/bilingual education and language policy. She is interested in working in any of these areas with graduate students, as well as on subjects that interest them as prospective language teachers or linguists. Return to Directory