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.