Janie Rees-Miller

William R. and Marie Adamson Flesher Chair of Humanities/Professor/Director of ESL
Ph.D.-Linguistics, SUNY-Stony Brook; Master's in Religious Studies (American University of Beirut, Lebanon) MA-TESOL, SUNY-Stony Brook; BA-Religion, Oberlin College
Year Appointed
Fall 2017
  • Bridge Reading & Writing
  • Introduction to Linguistics
Spring 2018
  • Bridge Reading & Writing
  • Language & Society
  • Second Language Acquisition


Areas of Interest

Linguistics, Linguistics for the non-specialist, applied linguistics, pragmatics, TESOL methodology and teacher education, Native American language contact with English; English as a Second Language; Middle Eastern Culture and Civilization

Recent Publications

Co-editor: The Handbook of Linguistics published by Blackwell

Co-editor: Contemporary Linguistics, fourth, fifth, and six U.S. editions (the most widely used introductory linguistics textbook in the U.S.)