Moll, Luis C.

Luis C. Moll, Ph.D.

Biographical Sketch

Luis C. Moll (Ph.D., UCLA) is professor of Language, Reading & Culture at the University of Arizona College of Education. Prior to joining the college in 1986, he was a research psychologist at the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition of the University of California, San Diego. His main research interest is the connection among culture, psychology and education, especially as it relates to the education of Latino children in the US. Among other studies, he has analyzed the quality of classroom teaching, examined literacy instruction in English and Spanish, studied how learning takes place in the broader social contexts of household and community life, and attempted to establish pedagogical relationships among these domains of study. He is presently conducting a longitudinal study of biliteracy development in children and the language ideologies that mediate that development. He has served on the editorial board of several journals, and is currently an associate editor of the American Educational Research Journal. His most recent book, a co-edited volume titled “Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households, communities, and classrooms,” was recently published by Erlbaum. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Education in 1998.