Linda Harklau

Biography

Linda Harklau is a Professor in the TESOL and World Language Education Program and Affiliated Faculty in the Linguistics Department 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 Immediate Past-President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics.

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

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

Academic Affiliations

Education

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

Contact

 Aderhold Hall, 309U/V

Awards and Accolades

President, American Association for Applied Linguistics

American Association for Applied Linguistics, 2018

Finalist, University of Georgia Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award

College of Education, UGA, 2016

Outstanding Reviewer, American Educational Research Journal - Section on Social and Institutional Analysis

American Educational Research Journal

Nominee, University of Georgia Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award

College of Education, UGA, 2011

Institute for Behavioral Research Mentoring Program, University of Georgia

University of Georgia, 2002

TESOL Heinle & Heinle Distinguished Research Award

TESOL International Association, 1995