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Portrait of Linda Harklau

Contact Information

Office Location

309U/V Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

Education

Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Language, Literacy and Culture University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education. 1992
M.A. English as a Second Language University of Minnesota. 1985
B.A. History and French. University of Minnesota. 1980

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2016 President-elect (2018), American Association for Applied Linguistics American Association for Applied Linguistics
2016 Finalist, University of Georgia Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award College of Education, UGA
2010, 2014 Outstanding Reviewer, American Educational Research Journal - Section on Social and Institutional Analysis American Educational Research Journal
2011 Nominee, University of Georgia Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award College of Education, UGA
2002 Institute for Behavioral Research Mentoring Program, University of Georgia University of Georgia
1995 TESOL Heinle & Heinle Distinguished Research Award TESOL International Association

Areas of Expertise

  • Second language learning and academic achievement of immigrant youth in high school and college
  • Generation 1.5 college composition
  • P-12 ESOL Teacher preparation

Research Interests

  • Linguistic minority students and academic achievement
  • High school to college transition
  • Qualitative research methods in applied linguistics
  • Second language writing instruction for adolescents and adults
  • Second language acquisition in mainstream or content area classrooms
  • International teaching assistants transition to U.S. institutions of higher learning

Biography

Linda Harklau is a Professor in the TESOL and World Language Education Program and in the Linguistics Program at the University of Georgia (USA). Over the past 20 years, her research has examined factors affecting second language learning and academic achievement of immigrant youth in high school and college. A recipient of the TESOL Distinguished Research Award, her work has appeared in journals including TESOL Quarterly, Linguistics and Education, Educational Policy, Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Second Language Writing, Teachers College Record, and Anthropology and Education Quarterly. She has co-edited three books and is well known for her work conceptualizing "Generation 1.5" students in the volume Generation 1.5 meets college composition. She has also researched and published in the area of qualitative research methodologies, particularly longitudinal case study. She contributed to TESOL Quarterly's first qualitative research guidelines and was lead editor of the Qualitative Research section of the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (Wiley). She has served on the editorial board of Anthropology and Education Quarterly, TESOL Journal, TESOL Quarterly, and Reading Research Quarterly. She is President-elect of and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Center for Applied Linguistics.