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Dr. Robert Kleinsasser, Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Dr. Kleinsasser is a member of the graduate faculty Ph.D. interdisciplinary area committees in Applied Linguistics and Learning, Literacies and Technologies. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Teaching and Teacher Education An International Journal of Research and Studies (TATE). 

Previously he served on the International Editorial Board of TATE (2010-2015) and has served as guest editor of two Virtual Special Issues on Language Teachers and Teaching (2012) and Teacher Efficacy (2014). He continues as Book Review Editor (inaugural Book Review Editor) of The Journal of Educational Research (2007-present), as well as serving on the Editorial Board as Consulting Editor. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Revista de Lenguas para Fines especificos (LFE). He was an Advisory Editor of Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences (2014-2016).

Dr. Kleinsasser teaches graduate courses in second language testing and assessment, teacher education research and practice, and literacy/bi-literacy. Dr. Kleinsasser is currently a member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster (2013-2018) and already spent six weeks in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he provided workshops and professional development for American English teaching assistants (August, 2013) and at Hanoi Pedagogical University #2 where he provided workshops and seminars concerning Teaching Second Languages to Children and American Higher Education (September, 2013).

Most recently his publications have appeared (individually and with colleagues) inTeaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and StudiesThe Educational ForumInterchangeJournal of Education for Teaching International Research and Pedagogy英語教學 English Teaching & LearningTechTrends, and Language Learning & Technology. He became a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer (Certificate, 2014) and also completed certificates in online and hybrid (i.e., blended) course development for Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (2013) and Quality Matters Rubric Update (2014). He teaches and researches online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.

Dr. Kleinsasser holds a PhD in the social organization of language teaching and learning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also earned an advanced certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE). He holds a Master of Arts in German Literature and Foreign Language Pedagogy from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts in German and Elementary Education from Dakota Wesleyan University.