2007 CREATE Conference

Academic Language and Content:
A Focus on English Language Learners in the Middle School

Speaker Biography

augustDIANE AUGUST (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1981) is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Applied Linguistics as well as a consultant located in Washington DC. She is the Principal Investigator for a large federally-funded study investigating the development of literacy in English-language learners, Co-Principal Investigator for a federally-funded randomized evaluation of English immersion and transitional bilingual programs, and Co-Principal Investigator at the National Research and Development Center on English-language learners (CREATE). She was Staff Director for the National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth. She has been a Senior Program Officer at the National Academy of Sciences where she was study director for the Committee on Developing a Research Agenda on the Education of Limited English Proficient and Bilingual Students. Dr. August has worked as a teacher, school administrator, legislative assistant, Grants Officer for the Carnegie Corporation, and was Director of Education for the Children's Defense Fund. In 1981, she received her PhD in education from Stanford University, and in 1982 completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychology also at Stanford. She has published widely in journals and books.


Dr. August presented QuEST (Quality English and Science Teaching) at the 2007 CREATE Conference.