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Anna Kaiper-Marquez

Dr. Anna Kaiper-Marquez

Associate Director of ISAL and Assistant Teaching Professor of Education (ADLTED)

Phone: 814-865-6686

405 Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy (ISAL)
  • Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy


Dr. Anna Kaiper-Marquez is the Associate Director and Assistant Teaching Professor of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy in the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University. She completed her dissertation in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota that, over a three-year span, centered on the adult English language learning and literacy of domestic workers in South Africa. From this research, she has published several journals articles, book chapters, and book reviews on adult basic education (ABE), English language learning, and qualitative methodologies in national and international contexts. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Anna was a GED and ESL instructor for adults at Northern New Mexico Community College in Espanola, New Mexico. Within this role, she oversaw the distance learning program for ABE students and concurrently acted as a naturalization tutor for her ESL students. Additionally, Anna has taught English as a Foreign Language and Business English to K-12, adult learners in Thailand, Argentina, and South Africa, and middle school special education in the Bronx, New York.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels


Curriculum Areas

Language, Culture, and Society Ed
World Languages

Education Levels

Adult Education

Education Types

Bicultural/Multicultural Ed
Bilingual Ed
Continuing Ed
Family Literacy

Educational Studies

Comparative Ed
Critical & Feminist Theory
Educational Theory
International Ed

Methodological Research

Discourse Analysis
Interpretive Research
Policy Analysis
Qualitative Research

Social Issues

Comparative and International Education
Education Policy
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