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Terrence G. Wiley, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Applied Linguistics
An internationally recognized researcher and sought-after scholar in the field of applied linguistics, Dr. Terrence Wiley took the helm as CAL's president and chief executive officer in October 2010.
Prior to joining CAL, Dr. Wiley was executive dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University. He previously served as director of the university’s Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and was professor of educational policy studies and applied linguistics. He has also held positions at Cal Poly Pomona, California State University Long Beach, and the City of Long Beach Department of Public Health. Dr. Wiley received his Ph.D. in education, with an emphasis in linguistics, from the University of Southern California. He also holds master’s degrees in linguistics and Asian studies and a bachelor’s degree in history.
Dr. Wiley’s teaching and research have focused on language policy, literacy and biliteracy, language and immigration, bilingual education and bilingualism, heritage and community language education, English and globalization, and English as a second and international language. His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in numerous journals.
His recent books include The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States and Literacy and Language Diversity in the United States. His editorial service includes co-founding and co-editing the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education and the International Multilingual Research Journal. He has guest-edited and served on the editorial boards of numerous other journals. His international collaborations and lectures have included work with universities on six continents.