MacSwan, Jeff

Jeff MacSwan
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
Department of Linguistics
College of Education
2223 Benjamin Building
General Research Interests: 
  • Bilingualism
  • Language minority education
  • Codeswitching

Jeff MacSwan is professor of education at the University of Maryland, and affiliated faculty in the UMD Linguistics Department and the Center for the Advanced Study of Language (CASL). MacSwan's research focuses on the role of language in schooling, on education policy related to English Language Learners in the U.S., and on the linguistic study of bilingualism. MacSwan is the author of numerous publications; examples of his work appear in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Lingua, Teachers College Record, and in edited collections. MacSwan is a Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellow, and has served as a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Center for the Study of Multilingualism at Hamburg University. He has given invited talks at Harvard, Syracuse, Ohio State, Chicago, Arizona, Santa Barbara, Stanford, Bangor, Hamburg, Bremen, Wuppertal, and the National Institutes of Health, among others. MacSwan is co-editor of the International Multilingual Research Journal. For more information about Professor MacSwan and for samples of his work, please visit his home page.