Fred Genesee, Ph.D.

Fred Genesee, Ph.D.

Fred Genesee, Ph.D.

Dr. Genesee is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at McGill University. The goal of his research and professional interests is to discover children’s capacity for acquiring language by examining language development in second language learners and simultaneous bilinguals under diverse circumstances. To this end, he has conducted research on alternative forms of bilingual and immersion education for language minority and language majority students as well as language development in preschool bilinguals and internationally-adopted children. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals and magazines and is the author of more than 14 books on bilingualism. He has served as a consultant on bilingual education to schools around the world. Dr. Genesee is the recipient of the Canadian Psychological Associate Award for Distinguished Contributions to Community or Public Service, California Association for Bilingual Education Award for Promoting Bilingualism, and the CPA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement.