M.A. in Teacher Education, English as a Second Language, The University of Alabama
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Bilingual/Multicultural Education, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
Children's Second Language and Literacy Development
Computers and Communication In Schools, Communities and the Workplace
Kleifgen, J. (forthcoming). Communicative Practices at Work: Multimodality and learning in a high-tech firm. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Garcia, O. & Kleifgen, J. (2010). Educating emergent bilinguals: Policies, programs, and practices for English language learners. New York: Teachers College Press.
Kleifgen, J., & Bond, G. C. (Eds.) (2009). Languages of Africa and the diaspora: Educating for language awareness. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Garcia, O., Kleifgen, J., & Falchi, L. (2008). From English Language Learners to Emergent Bilinguals. Research Review Series Monograph, Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Selected Book Chapters & Journal Articles
Garcia, O., & Kleifgen, J. (2010). Equity and excellence in the education of Emergent Bilinguals. In K. van den Branden, P. van Avermaer, & M. van Houtte (Eds.), Equity and Excellence in Education. New York: Routledge.
Kleifgen, J., & Kinzer, C. (2009). Alternative spaces for education with and through technology. In H. Varenne & E. Gordon (Eds.), Theoretical perspectives on comprehensive education: The way forward (pp.139-186). Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press.
Kleifgen, J., & Le, Trang. (2007). Vietnamese immigrants' shifting patterns of status display at work: Impressions from Hanoi. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 17(2), 259-279.
Kleifgen, J. (2006). Variation in multimodal literacies. WORD, 57(3).
Kleifgen, J. (2005). ISO 9002 as literacy practice: Coping with quality control documents in a high-tech company. Reading Research Quarterly, 40(4), 450-468.
Kleifgen, J. (2003). Afterword: Theories, policies, practices. Current Issues in Comparative Education, 5(2), 2003. Available at: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/cice/Archives/contents.html
Kleifgen, J. (2001). Assembling talk: Social alignments in the workplace. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 34(3), 279-308 [lead article].
Kleifgen, J. (2000). Social positioning: Vietnamese immigrants in an American firm. Crossroads of Language Interaction and Culture, 3, 39-55.
Kleifgen, J. (1999). Assessing web sites for young learners of English: A Hallidayan approach. Journal of the Applied Linguistics Association of Korea, 15(2), 1-19 [lead article].
Kleifgen, J., & Wang, H. (1999). Technology and language education in China: An intercultural dialogue. Teaching English in China Journal, Beijing: Beijing Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press [now available on Beijing University Course Website: http://184.108.40.206/webcourse/advanced_english/module1.htm.]
Kleifgen, J., & Frenz-Belkin, P. (1997). Assembling knowledge. Research on Language and Social Interaction. 30(2), 157-192.
Kleifgen, J., & Saville-Troike, M. (1992). Achieving coherence in multilingual interaction. Discourse Processes, 15 (2), 183-201.
Kleifgen, J. (1991). Kreyòl ekri, Kreyòl li: Haitian children and computers. Educational Horizons, 59(3), 15.2-158.
Kleifgen, J. (1990). Pre-kindergarten children's second discourse learning. Discourse Processes, 13, 225-242.