Diane August, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Applied Linguistics
Managing Director, American Institutes for Research
Diane August, Ph.D., is currently a Senior Research Scientist affiliated with Center for Applied Linguistics. She is also a Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research. At CAL, she is the Principal Investigator for a large federally-funded study investigating the development of literacy in English-language learners and Co-Principal Investigator at the National Research and Development Center on English language Learners. Previously she was Co-Principal Investigator for a federally-funded randomized evaluation of English immersion and transitional bilingual programs and 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 Director of Education for the Children's Defense Fund. In 1981, she received her Ph.D. 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.