Renee Jourdenais, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)
Dr. Renee Jourdenais is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Dean of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University and joined the language teacher training program at the Middlebury Institute in 1998. Her expertise focuses on language assessment, interpreter assessment, curriculum development, and teacher training. As Dean, she oversees the MA programs in Translation, in Translation & Localization Management, in Conference Interpretation, in Translation & Interpretation, in Teaching Foreign Language, and in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She also oversees the Institute’s Language and Intercultural Studies programs, which prepare the Institute’s graduate students in International Policy and Management to successfully communicate in the multilingual and multicultural settings of their international careers. The Middlebury Institute formally integrates eight languages into its degree programs including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. Students also pursue studies in a variety of other languages relevant to their professional careers.