Introducing Dr. Jackie Militello


Jackie Militello is new to Aoyama Gakuin University and is excited to learn about and be a part of a Japanese university. She is a sociolinguist using linguistic ethnography to study language and communication in professional settings. After finishing her B.A. at Duke University, she worked in finance at Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co. and in international trade consulting at PWC Consulting (both in Tokyo) and then went on to study international business (MIA) at Columbia University. Prior to completing her joint PhD from the University of Hong Kong and King’s College London, she taught business communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Washington University in St. Louis. She has presented at academic conferences and published on networking, communication during COVID, linguistic landscapes, and linguistic indexing of identity in elite professional settings.

Message to Students

Language, like literature, opens new worlds where we can imagine different ways of living. Together, you and I can foster the English skills that will enable you to pass through gates to new worlds and new opportunities that move you closer to realizing your dreams. I am looking forward to being part of your Aoyama Gakuin University journey, getting to know each other, and having a low-stress, fun time together.