Dr. Dilnoza Khasilova
AWWLC President, Board of Director, Ph.D., UW's Global Engagement Fellow

Dr. Dilnoza Khasilova is an educator, researcher, and linguist. Dilnoza completed her M.A. and Ph.D. Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Literacy Studies and International Studies at the University of Wyoming. Dilnoza is the founder and director of the AWWLC.

Dilnoza is a postdoctoral fellow at the Global Engagement Office of the University of Wyoming. Dilnoza has developed a nonformal World Language and Culture Program that has a unique structure and includes a diverse community in Wyoming. She is committed to advancing education equity for all. She has taught English as a Foreign Language for 17 years both in Russia and Uzbekistan and English as a Second Language for 10 years in Wyoming, the U.S. 

Her research focuses on adult literacy, life-long learning, ways of teaching and learning, ESL, and world languages and cultures.

Throughout her career and school, she participated in numerous quality improvement efforts in education systems, trained peers and students, international educators, developed nonformal learning curricula to support life-long learning, and disseminated her work in national and international presentations and peer-reviewed publications. 

As part of her professional service, she has been serving as a reviewer and chair of the sessions at the American Education Research Association (AERA), Literacy Research Association (LRA), and Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA). In addition, Dilnoza is a trainee of the NAFSA's Academy Class 18.