Amanda Kibler

Professor, Teaching Program Chair
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Office: 541-737-4376

Joyce Collin Furman Hall

Joyce Collin Furman Hall 304A

200 SW 15th Street

200 SW 15th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Amanda Kibler is a Professor in the College of Education at Oregon State University. Her scholarship focuses on better understanding the language and literacy development of multilingual children and adolescents from immigrant backgrounds and using these insights to support educators in providing more equitable learning opportunities for all students. This work has been funded by both the Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation and has been published or is in press at Applied Linguistics, Language Learning, The International Multilingual Research Journal, The Modern Language Journal, TESOL Quarterly, and Teachers College Record, among other journals. Her book documenting an eight-year longitudinal study of bilingual writers across adolescence and early adulthood, Longitudinal Interactional Histories: Bilingual and Biliterate Journeys of Mexican Immigrant-origin Youth, was published in 2019. Dr. Kibler is currently a Co-Editor for Journal of Second Language Writing and has served as the Chair of the AERA Second Language Research Special Interest Group (2015-2017), a member of the TESOL International Association’s Research Committee (2013-2017), and Chair of the American Association for Applied Linguistics’ Dissertation Award Committee (2018-present). She received the Award for Best Article of the 2017 Publishing Year from the Journal of Second Language Writing, the 2018 AERA Second Language Research SIG Mid-Career Award, and the 2020 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research. Dr. Kibler is currently a Research Council Member of the National Research and Development Center to Improve Opportunities and Achievement for English Learners in Secondary Schools (2020-2025) and PI of a national study of co-teaching being conducted through the Center.

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Dr. Kibler’s research focuses on the language and literacy development of multilingual children and adolescents from immigrant backgrounds, and she uses ethnographic, longitudinal, qualitative, discourse-analytic, and mixed-methods approaches to investigate issues related to literacy and classroom interaction, among other topics. Recent and current research projects include a study of ESOL/ESL co-teaching and collaboration in K-12 classrooms, an ethnographic exploration of the home language and literacy practices of Spanish-speaking preschoolers from immigrant families, and a mixed-methods study of teacher and peer interaction and social networks in linguistically diverse middle school classrooms. She is also a co-editor and author of Reconceptualizing the Role of Critical Dialogue in American Classrooms: Promoting Equity Through Dialogic Education (2021), published by Routledge.


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