Dr. Renée Jourdenais is the dean of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education (GSTILE). She received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University, and subsequently worked for the Center for Applied Linguistics as a language test developer. In 1998, she joined the Institute’s TESOL/TFL faculty, becoming program chair in 2003, a position she held until her appointment as dean of the former Graduate School of Language and Educational Linguistics in 2007. She has done extensive consulting work in language assessment, medical interpreter assessment, curriculum development, and teacher training, both in the United States and overseas. In 2006, she led a curriculum design team in the development of the immersive language curriculum for the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy.