Margaret H. Mills

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Margaret Mills and her family

Educational Background:

  • 2005 Master of Public Health, The University of Iowa
  • 1985 Ph.D., Slavic Linguistics; The University of Michigan.
  • 1979 M.A., Russian Language and Literature; The University of Iowa.
  • 1976 B.A., Russian Language; The University of Iowa.

Scholarly and Research Interests:

  • Speech act theory and contemporary colloquial Russian
  • Interlanguage pragmatics
  • Russian women's studies
  • Russian public health

Selected Writings:
The Balashika Project (ppt)(See Attachments)
O/A/O "Medicina" (See Attachments)
2006-2007 Collegiate Teaching Award
Russian Program awarded Dept. of Education grant

Margaret H. Mills is a Professor of Russian language and linguistics and the former Chair of the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages at the University of Iowa. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan (1985) and her MPH from the University of Iowa (2005). She has spent 30 years studying, consulting, and conducting linguistic and public health field work and research in the Soviet Union and Russia. Her research and major publications to date have been in the fields of cross-cultural Russian pragmatics, pragmalinguistics, and cross-cultural professional communication (Russian - English). Since receiving her MPH in "Community and Behavioral Health" Mills has written extensively in the field of Doctor - Patient Communication in both Russia and the US. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a major Department of Education FIPSE grant ($362,000) working with the Plekhanov Academy of Economics in Moscow to prepare future US advanced-level speakers of Russian to work in the fields of math, science, and global health.

Plenary Presentation at Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics International Seminar: "Cooperation of Russian Universities and Universities Abroad in Economics and Management Education."(See Attachments)
October 23, 2008   PRAE,  Moscow, Russia

FIPSE grant website

Selected Writings - The Balashika Project.ppt
Selected Writings - Medicina.pdf
Margaret Mills PRAE.ppt