Kenji Hakuta is the Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, emeritus, in the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is an experimental psycholinguist noted for his research, practice, and policy supporting English language learners. Hakuta is the author of numerous research papers and books, including Mirror of Language: The Debate on Bilingualism and In Other Words: The Science and Psychology of Second Language Acquisition. He is also active in education policy and has testified to Congress and other public bodies on the education of language-minority students, affirmative action in higher education, and improvement of quality in educational research. He was the founding dean of social sciences, humanities, and arts at the University of California, Merced. Hakuta received his PhD in experimental psychology from Harvard University.