Diane August

Managing Researcher
The American Institutes for Research

Diane August, Ph.D., is a managing researcher at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Her areas of expertise are policy, technical assistance and research related to the education of preschool and school-age second language learners. In 1981, she received a Ph.D. in education from Stanford University, and in 1982 completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychology—also at Stanford. Prior to AIR, Dr. August served as a senior research scientist at the Center for Applied Linguistics, where she directed National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and IES-funded studies related to the development of literacy and content area knowledge in ELs. She also served as 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.



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