K-16 Literacy Center Staff

K-16 Literacy Center

Center Staff

Dr. Kouider Mokhtari


Dr. Kouider Mokhtari
Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Chair

Email:  kmokhtari@uttyler.edu  
Phone:  903.566.7177

Kouider Mokhtari, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics and Reading, is the Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Professor of Literacy at The University of Texas at Tyler. With a research focus on metacognition and reading comprehension among first and second language readers, Dr. Mokhtari has made significant contributions to these fields. His extensive publications in these areas have been widely cited, showcasing the impact of his work. For more information on Dr. Mokhtari's research, please refer to the following links: [here] and [here].

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Nirmal Ghimire, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: nghimire@uttyler.edu

Phone: 903.566.6272



Nirmal Ghimire, Ph.D., is a dedicated researcher and educator specializing in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) and literacy education. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Ghimire's expertise encompasses field-based intervention, reading and literacy research, and advanced research design and statistical methods. His primary research goal is to improve reading achievement among diverse student populations. Additionally, Dr. Ghimire actively contributes to capacity building and community services, with a specific focus on addressing disparities in literacy outcomes in rural school districts and marginalized student populations. Access most recent cv [here].


Center Advisory Board:

  • To be announced.