Meredith Doran Ph.D.

Meredith Doran Ph.D.

Director of EPPIC & Associate Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics

Office: 017 Thomas Building
Mailing Address:

234 Sparks Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

Email: mcd15@psu.edu
Office Phone: (814) 863-7036

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Romance Linguistics, Cornell University

M.A., Romance Linguistics, Cornell University

B.A., Foreign Languages & Linguistics, Scripps College


Meredith Doran is a linguist with over 25 years of experience of teaching and research in second language acquisition, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics.  Dr. Doran’s research interests include second language pedagogy, Language for Specific Purposes (LSP), teacher education,  and intercultural communication.  She has held multiple positions related to language learning and international education over the years, including as a faculty member in Applied Linguistics and French, as an education abroad program director in France, as director of the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) program, and as a research associate at Penn State’s Center for Language Acquisition.   In her role as director of EPPIC, Dr. Doran conducts research on the patterns of spoken and written English that are characteristic of specific disciplinary communities (e.g., Economics, Hospitality Management, Mechanical Engineering), to inform the research-based language support services offered by EPPIC to multilingual students and scholars at Penn State.  Her work in EPPIC also involves outreach and consultation on multilingual DEIA with faculty, staff, advisers and students across the university community.

Research Interests:

Language for Specific Purposes, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy