Dr. Joyce Milambiling


Associate Professor

(319) 273-6099
2033 Bartlett Hall

Ph.D., City University of New York (Linguistics)
M.A., University of California, Berkeley (Scandinavian Languages/Literature)
B.L.S., Boston University (Liberal Studies)


• Linguistics
• Bilingualism/Bilingual Education
• Language Teaching Methodology
• Social and Cultural Contexts of Language


• Language Policy/Language Rights
• Heritage Language Maintenance and Education
• Multilingualism
• Language Teacher Education

Dr. Joyce Milambling completed her undergraduate education at Boston University, majoring in Liberal Studies. She later received her M.A. in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Before coming to UNI, Dr. Milambiling was an Associate Examiner at Educational Testing Service in New Jersey, where she helped develop the first computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).She has received two Fulbright faculty teaching/research grants in her career (one in the Philippines and one in Indonesia), and is currently on the active roster of Fulbright Specialists in the Office of English Language Programs at the U.S. Department of State. She spent a semester in 2013 researching Welsh-medium education in Wales, and has lectured and conducted workshops in the U.S and abroad on such topics as nonnative speakers as language teachers and on the academic and social needs of immigrant children in U.S. schools. Her articles have appeared in TESOL Quarterly, Theory into Practice, The English Teaching Forum, and The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal.