Timothy G. Reagan

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Timothy G. Reagan, Ph.D. (born July 15, 1956) is an American authority on educational linguistics and foreign language education. He is notable for having written books on non-Western educational approaches as well as foreign language education. Beginning in 2012, he is Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. He has taught courses in linguistics and education at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. He served as Executive Associate Dean of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, as Dean of the School of Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, and as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Reagan's interests include educational policy studies including the language education of minority groups.[1] His work includes research and publicatgions in applied educational linguistics, foreign language education, critical pedagogy, educational leadership, comparative and international education, and reflective practice. He studied the linguistic aspects of American and South African Sign Languages. He helped to start the International Society for Language Studies. He was a founder and co-editor of Critical Issues in Language Studies, and is the Editor-in Chief of Language Problems and Language Planning. He has traveled extensively and published twelve books and over 150 journal articles and book chapters.

In 2010 Reagan was named CSU Professor of Teacher Education. He gave the address at the May 2010 graduate commencement at Central Connecticut State University.

Reagan is now CSU Professor Emeritus and Professor of Teacher Education Emeritus at Central Connecticut State University, and Professor of Education at Nazarbayev University.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Reagan, T. (2010). Language policy and language planning for sign languages. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
  • Reagan,T. (2009). Language matters: Reflections on educational linguistics. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.
  • Rallis, S., Grossman, G., Cobb, C., Reagan, T., & Kuntz, A. (2007). Leading dynamic schools: How to create and implement ethical policies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Reagan, T. (2005). Critical questions, critical perspectives: Language and the second language educator. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishers.
  • Reagan, T. (2005). Non-western educational traditions: Indigenous approaches to educational thought and practice (3rd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.[2]
  • Reagan, T. (2002). Language, education and ideology: Mapping the linguistic landscape of U.S. schools. Westport, CT: Praeger.[3]
  • Reagan, T., & Osborn, T. (2002). The foreign language educator in society: Toward a critical pedagogy. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Reagan, T., Case, C., & Brubacher, J. (2000). Becoming a reflective educator: How to build a culture of inquiry in the schools (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Norlander-Case, K., Reagan, T., & Case, C. (1999). The professional teacher: Preparation and nurturance of the reflective practitioner. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Cordeiro, P., Reagan, T., & Martinez, L. (1994). Multiculturalism and total quality education: Addressing cultural diversity in schools. Newbury Park, CA: Corwin Press. (Translated and published in Japanese, 2003.)
  • Reagan, T. (1986). A sociolinguistic model of communication and communication problems in industry. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council.


  1. ^ Timothy G. Reagan, Charles W. Case, John W. Brubacher (2000). "About the author (2000)". Sage Publications. ISBN 0-7619-7552-7. Retrieved 2010-01-09. "Becoming a reflective educator: how to build a culture of inquiry in the schools ... His areas of interest include educational policy studies and the education of cultural and linguistic minority groups." 
  2. ^ By Timothy G. Reagan (2005). "Non-Western educational traditions: indigenous approaches to educational...". Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. ISBN 0-8058-4857-6. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  3. ^ By Timothy G. Reagan (2002). "Language, education, and ideology: mapping the linguistic landscape of U.S". Praeger Publishers. ISBN 0-89789-752-8. Retrieved 2010-01-09.