Terrence G. Wiley

Terrence G. Wiley
Born San Pedro, CA, United States
Education BA, History; MA, Linguistics; MA, Asian Studies; Ph.D., Education
Alma mater California State University, Long Beach, University of Southern California
Occupation President & Professor
Employer Center for Applied Linguistics
Known for Involvement in literacy and applied linguistics research; President and CEO, Center for Applied Linguistics
Title President and CEO, Professor Emeritus

Terrence G. Wiley is Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, DC, Professor Emeritus of Educational Policy Studies and Applied Linguistics at Arizona State University, and member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Maryland.


Wiley received his PhD in Education from the University of Southern California. He holds masters degrees in Linguistics and Asian Studies and a bachelor’s degree in History from California State University, Long Beach.[1] He served as Executive Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education and Director of the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy at ASU prior to becoming president of CAL.


. Wiley is the author of 10 books and over sixty juried articles and book chapters. His work has focused on literacy and language diversity, Ebonics, bilingual education, and the impacts of globalization and language-restrictionist policies. He has served as a visiting scholar at universities in China, Japan, India, South Africa, Chile, Israel, the United Kingdom, and in the US.[2] He is the co-founder of two scholarly journals, Journal of Language, Identity, and Education and International Multilingual Research Journal. His recent books include The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States and Literacy and Language Diversity in the United States.

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