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031710NewsAndNotes_DevilleDr. Micheline Chalhoub-Deville has accepted the position of director of Warren Ashby Residential College, effective Aug. 1. In this new joint appointment, she will retain some responsibilities in the Educational Research Methodology Department in the School of Education. She succeeds Dr. Fran Arndt, who is retiring after a long and productive association with the residential college.

Chalhoub-Deville graduated in 1987 with a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Beirut University College in Lebanon. She received her M.A. in 1989 and Ph.D. in 1994 from The Ohio State University; she specialized in TESOL and language testing. Dr. Chalhoub-Deville worked at the University of Minnesota before joining the University of Iowa in 1997 as an assistant professor. She moved up in the ranks and received tenure and an appointment as an associate professor in 2000 and the rank of full professor in 2005. At the University of Iowa, she taught courses on second language assessment, second language planning and second language acquisition for teachers. She joined UNCG in 2005 as a professor in the Department of Educational Research Methodology, where she teaches courses in second language assessment, measurement and statistics. She served as interim associate provost for undergraduate education in 2008-2009.

Chalhoub-Deville is recognized for her work in the field of second/foreign language assessment. She has published in various books and journals. Through her grant writing efforts, she organized the first international conference on second language computer adaptive testing in 1996 and edited issues in “Computer Adaptive Testing of Reading Proficiency,” published in 1999 by Cambridge University Press. The book “Inference and Generalizability in Applied Linguistics: Multiple Perspectives”was published in 2006.

She is the founder and first president of the Mid-West Association of Language Testers. She has served on the executive board of the ACTFL Second Language Research Special Interest Group and the American Association of Teachers of Arabic Executive Board. She has served as chair of the TOEFL Committee of Examiners and as a member of the TOEFL Board. She is a member of the Editorial Boards for Language Testing and Language Assessment Quarterly.

She has received the International Language Testing Association Award for Best Article on Language Testing. She has been awarded the Outstanding Young Scholar Award by the Educational Testing Service—TOEFL Program.

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