Kenji Hakuta
  • Kenji Hakuta

    At Large Board Member
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Kenji Hakuta is the Lee L. Jacks Professor, emeritus, at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University in 1979, has held faculty positions at Yale University and the University of California at Santa Cruz, and served as the Founding Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California, Merced. 

He has published in the areas of psychology, language, and education, especially as they relate to immigrant and language minority students. He presently serves on the boards of the Great Basin National Park Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, Gooru Learning, and Multicultural Education and Training Advocates (META). For eight years, he chaired the National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board (predecessor of the IES Board) of the U. S. Department of Education. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Education, the American Educational Research Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.