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Kimberly Buescher


  1. B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  2. M.A. University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  3. Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Kimberly Buescher earned her doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Penn State. Her dissertation, “Developing Second Language Narrative Literacy Using Concept-Based Instruction and a Division-of-Labor Pedagogy” examined the extent to which concept-based instruction and a division-of-labor pedagogy promoted the development of intermediate learners’ narrative literacy abilities in French. Dr. Buescher’s research focuses on improving second language teaching and learning using sociocultural theory, cognitive linguistics, and systemic functional linguistics. Her interest thus far has been focused on literacy, French prepositions, students’ and teachers’ use of gestures, and teacher education preparation.