Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts
English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center
Meredith Doran Ph.D.

Meredith Doran Ph.D.

Director of EPPIC & Associate Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics,

Office: 17 Thomas Building
Mailing Address:

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

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


Dr. Meredith Doran is a linguist with over 25 years of teaching and research experience in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Second Language Studies.  Dr. Doran’s research interests include Language for Specific Purposes (LSP), second language acquisition and pedagogy, language teacher education, sociolinguistics, and intercultural communication.  She has held multiple positions related to second language learning and international education:  as a faculty member in Applied Linguistics and French & Francophone Studies, as a French language program director, as an education abroad program director, as director of assessment and curriculum in the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) program, and as a research associate at Penn State’s Center for Language Acquisition.  In her current role as  director of EPPIC, Dr. Doran conducts research on spoken and written English as it used in specific disciplinary communities (e.g., STEM, Economics, Hospitality Management), and implements research-based language support services for  multilingual students and scholars at Penn State.  Her work in EPPIC also involves ongoing outreach and consultation with university faculty on strategies for engaging and supporting students & scholars from diverse language and cultural backgrounds.

Research Interests:

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