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Washington State University


Joy Egbert

Regents Professor

Multilingual Learners and
Education Technology
Pullman campus
Cleveland Hall 346
Pullman, WA  99164


Research interests

Joy Egbert conducts research on task engagement, particularly as it affects teacher education, multilingual learners, and technology use. Her theoretical framework is task engagement.

Teaching/professional interests

Dr. Egbert teaches courses in multilingual learners, foundations of education research, academic writing, media production, education technology, and computer-assisted language learning. Egbert is especially interested in language learning and technology use, specifically computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Egbert has taught ESL pre-kindergarten through adult, and she is certified K-12 in Idaho and WA state for computers and ESL, and at the secondary level for English and Russian.

Recent accomplishments

  • XR Development Lab Director, 2022 –
  • Task Engagement across the Disciplines (forthcoming, Routledge/edited with P. Panday-Shukla)

Current projects

  • Expanding/supporting the XR Development Lab.
  • Refining a cross-cultural model of task engagement.

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Higher Education Teaching, University of Arizona, 1993
  • M.A. English as a Second Language, University of Arizona, 1986
  • B.A. Russian and East European Area Studies, University of Illinois, 1984