Stephen Reder



(503) 725-3999

Courses Taught

  • LING 410/510: Selected Topics: Literacy and Language
  • LING 560: Research Design
  • LING 561: Research Methods


Representative Publications


  • Reder, S. (2014).  The Impact of ABS Program Participation on Long-Term Economic OutcomesWashington DC: U.S. Department of Education.
  • Reder, S. (2013). Lifelong and life-wide adult literacy development. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 39(2), 18-22. Retrieved from
  • Reder, S., Vanek, J., & Wrigley, H. S. (2012). Supporting digital literacy development in LESLLA learners. In P. Vinogradov & M. Bigelow (Eds.), Low educated adult second language and literacy acquisition: Proceedings of the 7th symposium on low-educated adult second language and literacy acquisition, September 2011 (pp. 47–66). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.  Retrieved from
  • Reder, S. (2012). The Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning: Challenging Assumptions. Montreal, QC: The Centre for Literacy, 1-6. Research brief retrieved from
  • Reder, S. (2010). Participation, life events and the perception of basic skills improvement.  In J. Derrick, J. Field, P. Lavender, S. Meyer, U. Howard, & T. Schuller (Eds.), Remaking adult learning: Essays on adult education in honour of Alan Tuckett. London: Institute of Education.
  • Reder, S. (2010).  Adult literacy development and economic growth.  Washington DC: National Institute for Literacy.
  • Bynner, J., Reder, S., Parsons, S., & Strawn, C. (2010).  The digital divide: Computer use, basic skills and employment – A comparative study in Portland USA and London England.  London: National Research and Development Centre, University of London.
  • Condelli, L., Kirshtein, R., Silver-Pacuilla, H., Reder, S., & Wrigley, H. (2010).  Changing the odds: Informing policy with research on how adult learners succeed.  Washington DC: American Institutes for Research.