Karen D. Thompson

Karen D. Thompson
Associate Professor ,
Oregon State University

Karen D. Thompson is an associate professor in the College of Education at Oregon State University. Her research addresses how curriculum and instruction, teacher education, and policy interact to shape the classroom experiences of multilingual students in K-12 schools. Dr. Thompson also serves as the principal investigator for the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon State University English Language Learner Partnership, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and the Spencer Foundation. She has a Ph.D. in educational linguistics from Stanford University.

Publications by Karen D. Thompson
Findings from School District-University Collaborative Partnerships
Recent policy changes in California’s education system have opened up a unique opportunity to improve educational opportunities for the state’s 1.4 million English learner students (ELs). The implementation of new state standards including new…