Stephen Reder, Ph.D.

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University Professor of Applied Linguisticshorizontal bar
Portland State University
University Center Building, Rm. 335
Portland State University
Portland OR 97201
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Office: 503-725-3999

Dr. Stephen Reder is University Professor of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University and heads the Literacy, Language and Technology research group at Portland State. His research and teaching interests focus on adult education and the processes of literacy and language development during adulthood. Dr. Reder has served as the Principal Investigator for a number of major projects in adult education. Among his recent projects are the Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning and the National Labsite for Adult ESOL that examined the ways adults acquire new literacy and language abilities and the roles which adult education programs and policies play in supporting that development. He is currently conducting a research study entitled Tutor-Facilitated Digital Literacy Acquisition in Vulnerable Adult Populations. Professor Reder is the author of numerous publications about his research and its implications for adult education and adult literacy and language development. He has recently co-edited a volume with John Bynner, Tracking Adult Literacy and Numeracy Skills: Findings from Longitudinal Research, published by Routledge.  Dr. Reder actively works with networks of adult education researchers, practitioners and policymakers at the state, regional and national levels.