Meredith Doran

Meredith Doran

Meredith Doran

Director, English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center
Associate Teaching Professor
17 Thomas Building University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-7036
Meredith Doran

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Romance Linguistics, Cornell University
  • M.A., Romance Linguistics, Cornell University
  • B.A., Linguistics, Scripps College

Areas of Specialization

  • Language for Specific Purposes
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Second Language Pedagogy
  • Language Teacher Education


  • Language & Identity
  • Power, Politics, and Language Ideologies
  • Sociolinguistics
  • French Sociolinguistics
  • Advanced Oral Communication in French
  • French Grammar & Composition
  • French Speaking & Reading
  • Second Language Teaching Methods

Selected Publications

Douglas Fir Group. (2016).  A transdisciplinary framework for SLA in a multilingual world.  Modern Language Journal, 100 (S1), 19-47.

Golombek, P. & Doran, M. (2014). Unifying cognition, emotion, and activity in language teacher professional development.  Teaching and Teacher Education, 39, 102-111.

Doran, M. (2007).  Alternative French, alternative identities:  Situating language in la BanlieueContemporary French & Francophone Studies (Sites), 11, 497-508.

Doran, M. (2004).  Negotiating  between Bourge and Racaille:  ‘Verlan’ as youth identity practice in suburban Paris.  In A. Pavlenko & A. Blackledge (Eds.), Negotiation of identities in multilingual contexts (pp. 93-124).  Clevedon, UK:  Multilingual Matters.

Professional Awards and Achievements

  • American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), Graduate Faculty Affairs Poster Presentation 'Best in Class' Award (2016)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowship
  • Clark Distinguished Teaching Award, Cornell University
  • Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Scripps College
  • Padelford French Award, Scripps College
  • Cervantes Prize (Spanish Government Award)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society)