Amanda K. Kibler

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009
  • M.S., University of Oxford, 2003
  • M.A., Trinity University, 1999
  • B.A., Texas A&M University, 1998

Amanda K. Kibler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. Her research focuses on multilingual children and adolescents’ language and literacy development and the implications of these processes for teaching and learning. Her current and forthcoming publications can be found in Applied Linguistics, Journal of Second Language Writing, Language and Education, Language Learning, Linguistics and Education, Teachers College Record, The Modern Language Journal, and TESOL Quarterly, among others. She teaches secondary English and ESOL pedagogical methods courses and doctoral-level courses at Curry, coordinates the PhD concentration in Language Education in Multilingual Contexts, and is also affiliated with Youth–Nex, the U.Va. Center to Promote Effective Youth Development.

    Research Interests

    Dr. Kibler’s research interests include adolescent second language development, bi/multilingualism, second language writing, ethnography, discourse analysis, and the impacts of standards-based reform on multilingual populations. She is currently working on three main projects: 1) an eight-year study of multilingual adolescents’ longitudinal writing development, 2) a William T. Grant-funded mixed-methods study of peer interaction and social networks in linguistically diverse middle school classrooms, and 3) an ethnographic study of the home language and literacy practices of Spanish-speaking Latino preschoolers and their parents, funded by the Spencer Foundation.

    Selected Publications