Researcher and Educator, Literacywork International
Heide Spruck Wrigley is a researcher and teacher educator with Literacywork International, an independent social science research firm focused on education and training for immigrant youth and adults.
She has studied and written about various aspects of adult English as a Second Language (ESL), including workforce literacy, family literacy, and vocational English for adults with limited English proficiency.
Dr. Wrigley has been the subject matter specialist in a number of national research efforts, including the federally funded What Works for Adult ESL Students study and the National Adult ESL Literacy Demonstration Project. She is a senior advisor for the national project, Transitioning Adult English Language Learners.
Dr. Wrigley holds a PhD in education and a master's degree in applied linguistics.