University at Buffalo

Janina Brutt-Griffler

Janina Brutt-Griffler

Associate Dean of International Education and Language Programs Director, Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education



Specialty/Research Focus

English Education; International Education; Educational Policy; Sociolinguistics; Linguistic, Discourse, and Sociocultural Context; Qualitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods

Contact Information
505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-4066

Education and Training:
  • PhD, The Ohio State University, English and Foreign Language Education
Awards and Honors:
  • Advisory Board, UB Confucius Institute; UB International Office;
  • Transforming Saudi Universities in an Era of Change, IECHE 2019. Fellowship awarded by the Ministry of Education, The Kindgom of Saudia Arabia. February, 2019.; The Ministry of Education, The Kingdom of Saudia Arabia;
  • Bilingual Learners in U.S. Schools; Foundation and Research Organization; The University at Buffalo; Awarded; (11/01/2016-11/01/2016)
  • Best Practices in the Dual Language Curricula: Young English Language Learners in Urban Schools; State; TERRA Foundation; Awarded; (11/01/2016-11/01/2016)
Journal Special Issue:
  • Brutt-Griffler, J. (2019). Syntactic Complexity. The International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol 29, Issue 2.[Commissioned and Edited]
Journal Article:
  • Brutt-Griffler, J., Nurunnabi, M., & Kim, S. (2020). International students’ level of preparedness: Identifying factors and maximizing study abroad experience using a mixed-methods approach. Journal of International Students. DOI:
  • Erdemir, E., & Brutt-Griffler, J. (2020): Vocabulary Development Through Peer Interactions in Early Childhood: A Case Study of an Emergent Bilingual Child in Preschool. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2020.1722058
  • Brutt-Griffler, J., and Jang, E. (2019). ‘Dual language programs: an exploration of bilingual students’ academic achievement, language proficiencies and engagement using a mixed methods approach,’ International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, [Advance publication]. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2019.1616670.
  • Jang, E. and Brutt-Griffler, J. (2019). “Language as a Bridge to Higher Education: A Large-Scale Empirical Study of Heritage Language Proficiency on Language Minority Students’ Academic Success.” Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 40/4: 327–337.
  • Brutt-Griffler, J. (2017). English in the Multilingual Classroom: Implications for research, policy and practice. PSU Research Review, Vol. 1 Issue: 3, pp.216-228,
  • Brutt-Griffler, J., & Kim, S. (2017). Gender socialization: From L1 to L2 Lingua Cultures. International Journal of Applied Linguistics. [Online], available at:
  • Brutt-Griffler, J., & Kim, S. (2017). In their own voices: Development of English as a gender-neutral language. English Today. [Online], available at:
  • Brutt-Griffler, J and Cho, H. (2015). Integrated reading and writing: A case of Korean English language learners. Reading in a Foreign Language, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 242-261.
  • Brutt-Griffler, J. Cho, H. (2015) Integrated Reading-Writing: A Case of Korean English Language Learners in Reading in a Foreign Language in Betsy Gilliland and Jeongyeon Park (Guest Editors). Published by the University of Hawaii Press.
Book Chapter:
  • Brutt-Griffler, J & Kim, S (2016). ‘Closing the gender gap: The role of English.’ In M-L. Pitzl & R. Osimk-Teasdale (eds.), English as a Lingua Franca: Perspectives and Prospects. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 245–257.
  • Brutt-Griffler, J., & Kim, N. (2016). Multilingualism and e-learning. In C. Haythornthwaite, R. Andrews, J. Fransman & E. Meyers (Eds.), The Sage handbook of e-learning research (2nd ed., 187-208). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Invited Lectures:
  • Brutt-Griffler, J. (2019). Bridging the Research – Practice Gap: What does it take to publish in high impact journals in Applied Linguistics. Presented at Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching International Conference and Exhibition, Dubai. UAE.;
  • Brutt-Griffler, J. (2019). Keynote Address: Developing bilingual literacy among young learners in the area of global English: Research and Policy implications. Delivered at the Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching International Conference and Exhibition, March 7-9, Dubai. UAE.;
  • Brutt-Griffler, J (2017). Teacher Performance in Dual Language Programs: What longitudinal research study can offer to policy makers? American Association for Applied Linguistics, March 19. Portland, Oregon.;
  • Recent Studies on Policy and Practice in ELL Education;
  • Polish Consul General, NYC, April 15, 2015.;
  • Polish Embassy, Washington, D.C. July 15, 2014.;
  • Brutt-Griffler, J. & Jang, E. (2020). Early Biliteracy Development: Research and Policy Implications for Dual Language Programs. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco (AERA cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).;
  • Brutt-Griffler, J., Jang, E. (2019). Dual Language Programs: An Exploration of Bilingual Students’ Academic Achievement, Language Proficiencies and Engagement Using a Mixed Methods Approach. AERA, April 5-9, Toronto.;
  • Bilingual Language Learners in Urban Schools. NY Conference on English Language Learners, Oct. 25th, 2016.;
Editorial and Review:
  • Editor, The International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Wiley)
  • Editor, The International Journal of Applied Linguistics published by Blackwell/Wiley
  • Editor, The International Journal of Applied Linguistics
Professional Service:
  • Reviewer for the American Association for Applied Linguistics in March 2015.
  • Faculty Mentor for a Senior faculty in LAI

    Contact Information

    505 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-4066