Joanna Duggan

Research Assistant

Ms. Duggan is a research assistant at CAL, working with the development office, K-12 ELL education, and language policy research. Currently, Ms. Duggan is a member of the Education Connections team and a part of LPReN project staff investigating language policy in International Baccalaureate schools.

Ms. Duggan studied history at the University of Mary Washington, after which she gained project management and editorial experience working at Cambridge Associates in Arlington, VA. She later moved to Europe where she taught English in Spain (Huelva, Castilla-La Mancha, and Alicante) and the Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary). During her time in Europe she also earned an MSc with distinction in applied linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. She has additionally taught ESL in summer programs in the U.S.

Her areas of interest are language and education, English teaching, language policy in school settings, and language education of language minority students, which was the topic of her Master’s thesis.