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 25 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 Past-President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics.
- Second language learning and academic achievement of immigrant youth in high school and college
- Generation 1.5 college composition
- P-12 ESOL Teacher preparation
- 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
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.
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