Kouider Mokhtari

Kouider Mokhtari, Ph.D.

Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Professor

Email: kmokhtari@uttyler.edu


Kouider Mokhtari, Ph.D.

Kouider Mokhtari, Ph.D.

Title: Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Professor
Department: Education
Building: HPR 266
Email: kmokhtari@uttyler.edu


  • 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 is the Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Professor of literacy education at the University of Texas at Tyler, Texas, where he engages in research, teaching, and service initiatives aimed at advancing literacy instruction and increasing students' literacy achievement outcomes.

Kouider’s 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. This research has been published in various literacy research and practice journals.

One of Kouider’s co-authored books, Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learner (Harvard Education Press), received the 2013 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Outstanding Book Award. Kouider was the recipient of the 2014 International Reading Association John C. Manning Public School Service Award.

Courses Taught

  • READ 5303: New & Emerging Digital Literacies
  • READ 5306: Literacy Assessment Practicum
  • READ 5307: Literacy Instruction Practicum
  • READ 5308: Action Research for Literacy Educators
  • READ 5309: Foundations of Literacy Coaching

Curriculum Vitae