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Kouider Mokhtari, Ph.D.

Kouider Mokhtari, Ph.D.

Title: Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Professor
Department: UT Tyler School of Education
Building: HPR 126
Phone: 903.566.7177


Interdisciplinary Ph.D. 
(Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, with Specialization in Reading)
 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (1987)

Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics and TESL, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (1984)

Bachelor of Arts, English Language & Literature, Université Med V, Rabat, Morocco (1981)


Kouider Mokhtari, PhD, serves as the Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Professor of Education within the School of Education at UT-Tyler University, where he engages in research, teaching, and service initiatives aimed at enhancing teacher practice and increasing student literacy achievement outcomes.

His research focuses on the acquisition of language and literacy by first and second language learners, with particular emphasis on children, adolescents, and adults who can read but have difficulties understanding what they read. His research has been published in books as well as journals such as The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Journal of Educational Psychology, the Canadian Modern Language Review, Journal of Research in Reading, and System: an International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics.

He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Literacy & English Learners Committee of the International Reading Association, whose work is focused on enhancing the education of English learners. He also serves as Co-Editor of Tapestry: An international cross-disciplinary journal, which is dedicated to the advancement of research and instruction for English language learners.

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