2022 Ferguson Award – Micheline Chalhoub-Deville

Micheline Chalhoub-Deville Named 2022 Charles A. Ferguson Awardee for Outstanding Scholarship

The Center for Applied Linguistics is proud to announce that Dr. Micheline Chalhoub-Deville has received the 2022 Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Dr. Chalhoub-Deville (Ph.D., The Ohio State University, USA) is Professor of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Prior to UNCG, she worked at the University of Minnesota and the University of Iowa.  Her professional activities have also included a term as Visiting Professor at the Lebanese American University and serving at UNCG as Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Director of Ashby Residential College, and Director of the Coalition for Diversity in Language and Culture.  Professor Chalhoub-Deville is the Past President of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA).  

Professor Chalhoub-Deville has presented and consulted all around the world on topics such as the design and development of second/foreign language proficiency tests, computer adaptive tests, K-12 academic English language assessment, admissions language exams, and validation.  She has published widely especially in the areas of language testing and validation.  Her recent publications include co-editing with J. Schissell and C. Lueng a special issue, The construct of multilingualism in language testing, of the Language Assessment Quarterly journal as well as publishing with B. O’Sullivan at the British Council a book entitled, Validity: Theoretical Development and Integrated Arguments.  The book provides a critical comparative analysis of validity theory and practice in the UK and the US.  Also with B. O’Sullivan, she most recently had an article published on the topic of language testing for migrants.   

Her scholarship has been recognized through awards such as the ILTA Best Article Award, the Educational Testing Service—TOEFL Program Outstanding Young Scholar Award, and the UNCG School of Education Outstanding Senior Scholar Award.  Professor Chalhoub-Deville is Founder and first President of the Mid-West Association of Language Testers (MwALT).  She is a founding member of the British Council Assessment Advisory Board, the Duolingo English Test (DET) Technical Advisory Board, and English3 Assessment Board.  At UNCG, she has co-founded the Coalition for Diversity in Language and Culture and the SOE Faculty Access & Equity Committee.  She is a former Chair of the TOEFL Committee of Examiners as well as a member of the TOEFL Policy Board.  She currently serves on committees such as the MetaMetrics Technical Advisory Committee as well as the Language Testing and Language Assessment Quarterly Editorial Boards. She is a American University in Cairo (AUC) Distinguished Visiting Professor. 

Professor Chalhoub-Deville has been in the US for 32 years and became a citizen about 20 years ago.  Prior to Greensboro where she currently lives, she made a life in many places, including Beirut, London, Columbus, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Iowa City.  She loves to travel and to visit university campuses, museums, concert halls and opera houses.  Her passions include riding her Vespa, playing tennis, and hiking.  Scotch is her favorite beverage and her canine companion.