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Robert Kleinsasser

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Biography: 

Robert C. Kleinsasser is a teacher educator whose scholarly interests include the sociology of teachers and learners. He currently serves as Co-Editor in Chief of Teaching and Teacher Education An International Journal of Research and Studies. He recently completed his term as inaugural Book Review Editor of The Journal of Educational Research (2007-2019) and continues as consulting editor. He was appointed a Fulbright Specialist (2013-2018) and served on a program in Hanoi, Vietnam. His scholarly research areas focus on teacher education issues including learning environments and school cultures; pedagogy; second language acquisition; online teaching, professional development, and group interactions; second language testing and assessment; teacher education and wickedity; and teacher educator work. He is a member of the graduate faculty doctoral interdisciplinary area committees in applied linguistics and learning, literacies and technologies.

Professor Kleinsasser has given international plenary, keynote, and invited papers in Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam since arriving at ASU. He currently works with an ASU colleague on analyzing online group work interactions. He also engages with colleagues at the University of Colorado, University of Indiana, and the University of Texas to consider professional development for online instruction regarding foreign and second language acquisition, learning, and teaching. Kleinsasser continues to study as a teacher educator through narrative inquiry, while also working with colleagues in Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand concerning data sets that deal with professional development of languages educators (both pre- and in-service).

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Education, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign 
  • Certificate of Advanced Study. Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
  • M. A. German and Foreign Language Pedagogy, University of Arizona
  • B.A.   German and Education (Elementary and Secondary), magna cum laude, Dakota Wesleyan University
Research Interests: 

Guiding Research Issues: Teacher Education Practices and Knowledge including collaborative group work, professional development (online and face-to-face), and teacher educator narrative.​

Publications: 

Publications & International Plenaries/Keynotes

Kleinsasser, R.C., & Gudjonsdottir, H. (2020). Transition. Teaching and Teacher Education An International Journal of Research and Studies, 96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103153

Kleinsasser, R.C. (2020). Review of Loveless’ Knowings and knots: Methodologies and ecologies in research-creation. The Journal of Educational Research, 113 (3), 245-246. DOI: 10.1080/00220671.2020.1786962

Kleinsasser, R.C. (2021) Professional development 21.0: Teachers, second languages, and CALL. [Published Plenary Address for 3rd UHAMKA International Conference on English Language Teaching (ELT) and Computer assisted language learning (CALL), Jakarta, Indonesia]. Journal of ELT Research: The Academic Journal of Studies in English Language Teaching and Learning, 6 (1), 1-10. Retrieved from: https://journal.uhamka.ac.id/index.php/jer/article/view/6490

Kleinsasser, R.C. (2020). Sketching panoramic landscape possibilities: 21st century research [Online Plenary Address]. 1st Annual International Conference on Natural and Social Science Education (ICNSSE). Theme: Innovative research in science and education in the disruptive era. University of Muhammadiyah Prof Dr. HAMKA. Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kleinsasser, R.C. (2020). Listen, Practice, and Dream: Teacher Education, COVID19 and Tomorrow [Online Keynote Virtual Address]. Teacher Education Colloquy Series sponsored by Teacher Education Council Department of Education and Santo Tomas University, Manila Philippines.

Kleinsasser, R.C. (2019). Review of Eisenbach & Greathouse’s The online classroom: Resources for effective middle level virtual education. Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 29, 2019 https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 23126, Date Accessed: 11/6/2019 7:36:46 AM

Kleinsasser, R.C. (November 2019). Professional development 21.0: Teachers, second languages, and CALL [Plenary Address]. 3rd UHAMKA International Conference on English Language Teaching (ELT) and Computer assisted language learning (CALL) (UICELL 2019). Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sato, K., Mutoh, N., & Kleinsasser, R.C. (2019). Longitudinal research on EFL teacher professional development in (Japanese) contexts: Collaborative action research projects. Language Teaching Research. Online First Article. DOI: 10.1177/1362168819893814

Kleinsasser, R.C. (2019). Language Teacher Education: World Stage Patterns. Plenary Address for 2019 International Conference on English Teaching and Learning--Conference theme: English Language Teaching and Learning on the World Stage. Tunghai University, Taiwan.

Kleinsasser, R.C. (2018). Puzzling hybrid, hybrid puzzling [Published Plenary Address for 1st UHAMKA International Conference on English Language Teaching (ELT) and Computer assisted language learning (CALL), Jakarta, Indonesia]. Journal of ELT Research, 3 (2), 107-119. DOI: 10.22236/JER_Vol3Issue2

Kleinsasser, R.C. (2018). Review of Waller’s The Sociology of Teaching. The Journal of Educational Research, 111(3), 382-383. [10th year anniversary celebrating The Journal of Educational Research Book Review Section]

Kleinsasser, R.C. (2017). A quest for teacher educator work. In D.J. Clandinin and J. Husu (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of research on teacher education (pp. 1033-1048, Chapter 59). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Kleinsasser, R.C. (2017). Puzzling hybrid, hybrid puzzling [Plenary Address]. 1st UHAMKA International Conference on English Language Teaching (ELT) and Computer assisted language learning (CALL) (UICELL 2017). Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kleinsasser, R.C., & Hong, Y-C. (2017). Graduate students’ antecedents to meaningful and constructive discussions. Developing potential collaborative online interactions. Journal of Formative Design in Learning, 1(2), 84-98. DOI: 10.1007/s41686-017-0009-x

Kleinsasser, R.C., & Hong, Y-C. (2016). Online group work design: Processes, complexities, and intricacies. TechTrends, 60, 569-576. DOI 10.1007/s11528-016-0088-6 

Liu, M-H, & Kleinsasser, R. C. (2015). Exploring EFL teachers’ CALL knowledge and competencies: Inservice program perspectives. Language Learning & Technology, 19 (1), 119-138.  [Special Issue “Teacher Education and CALL”] http://llt.msu.edu/issues/february2015/liukleinsasser.pdf

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
BLE 538Mthd Educate Mltilingual Lrnrs
Spring 2021
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BLE 536Ed for Social Transformation
Fall 2020
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BLE 597Capstone
Spring 2020
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BLE 529Lang Assess & Eval ESL/BLE St
Fall 2019
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BLE 597Capstone
Spring 2019
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BLE 529Lang Assess & Eval ESL/BLE St
Fall 2018
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ELL 515Structured Engl Immersion (SEI
BLE 597Capstone
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BLE 529Lang Assess & Eval ESL/BLE St
Spring 2018
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BLE 522Literacy/Biliteracy Developmnt
BLE 529Lang Assess & Eval ESL/BLE St
Fall 2017
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ELL 515Structured Engl Immersion (SEI
BLE 597Capstone
Summer 2017
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BLE 529Lang Assess & Eval ESL/BLE St
Spring 2017
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BLE 522Literacy/Biliteracy Developmnt
BLE 529Lang Assess & Eval ESL/BLE St
Editorships: 

Co-Editor in Chief, Teaching and Teacher Education An International Journal of Research and Studies (2019-present)

Inaugural Book Review Editor, The Journal of Educational Research (2007-2019)

Professional Associations: 

AERA, ATE, AATG, AECT

Professional Certifications

Quality Matters (QM) Peer Course Reviewer (University & K-12 and K-12 Publisher [World Languages]) - 2014 (Update 2018, added K-12 in 2019) to present

Master Class for Teaching Online (100% [A], November 2020)

Global Advocacy Certificate Program (Completed December, 2019)

 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

Applied Linguistics

Learning, Literacies, and Technologies

Service: 

Service to School and Community

State of Arizona

Arizona Faculties Council (2008-2011)        

The Education Coalition (2006-2007)

Arizona State University

University Hearing Board (2016-2018)

Memorial Union Advisory Board (Tempe campus) (2015-present)

Obama Scholar Mentor (2010-2012)

University Academic Council (2008-2011)

Senate Executive Committee (2008-2011)

Dean’s Search Committee, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education (2010, ended 3/2010)

Senate Committee on Committees (2009-2010)

Ombudsperson/Grievance Taskforce Member (2008-2009)

ASU Governance Clearinghouse Committee (2008 – 2010), Chair (2009-2010)

ASU Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) (2009 – 2010), Chair (2009-2010), Member (2014-2017)

ASU Governance Grievance Committee (2007- 2009), Chair (2008-2009)

ASU Teacher Education Collaborative (Spring, 2007), Co-Chair (with Elaine Surbeck)

Senate Task Force on Research Policy (2007)

Teachers for a New Era Conference Committee, Arizona State University (2006-2007)

ASU MAT Creation Group (2008)

Elementary Education Task Force (2008-2009)

Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus

University Academic Assembly and Senate at the Polytechnic Campus (2006-11)

President 2009-2010 (Polytechnic Campus)

Committee on Committees (2006-2008)

Governance Grievance (2006-2008), Committee Chair

Senate Executive Committee (2006-2011)

Polytechnic Campus Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee (2006-2008)

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) seminar (2007)

ASU - Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

University Curriculum and Academic Programs MLF Teachers College Representative (2015-2017)

            Dissertation Fellowship Committee (2014)

Curriculum Review Committee (elected) (2020-2022)

Personnel Evaluation Committee—Tenured/Tenure Track (elected) (2010-2013)

Personnel Evaluation Committee—Non-tenure track (elected) (2016-2019)

Division 1 Director Search Committee Member (2010-2011)

            Co-Chair, Foreign Language Education/Spanish Applied Linguistics Search Committee (2010-2011)

            Chair, Grading Issues Task Force (Fall, 2010- Spring, 2011)

ASU - College of Teacher Education and Leadership

            Co-Chair, ELL Working Group (Spring, 2009)

            Chair, Grading Issues Task Force (Spring, 2010)

            ELL Search Committee Member (2009-2010)

ASU - School of Educational Innovation and Teacher Preparation

Interim Chair, Department of Elementary and Special Education (8/2008 – 5/2009)

Search Committee Chair for Reading/Language Arts position (2008)

Personnel Committee (2007-2008)

Search Committee for Administration position (2007)

Student Teacher of the Year Selection Committee (2006)

Education Fair (Make and Take presentations) (2006)

Show Your Love (Volunteer Golf and Silent Auction) (2007)

School of Educational Innovation and Teacher Preparation Curriculum Standing Committee, Chair (2006-2007)