Jessica Sertling Miller, a native of Strasbourg, France, joined the Department in 2006. She has a diverse background in language studies, with a Master's in English Linguistics (UniversitÚ Marc-Bloch, 2001), a Master's in French Literature (St. Louis University, 2001), and a Ph.D. in French Linguistics (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007). Her doctoral work focused on Swiss French intonation. Her current research involves classroom investigations on pronunciation and oral proficiency pedagogy. She recently co-authored a textbook on French pronunciation titled "Sons et Sens: la prononciation du franšais en contexte", to be published by Georgetown University Press in 2013.