Mary Ellen Scullen, Associate Professor of French, received a joint Ph.D. in French and Theoretical Linguistics from Indiana University in 1993 and holds a Maîtrise de français langue étrangère from l'Université François Rabelais in Tours, France. Before joining the University of Maryland, she taught at the University of Louisville and at Chancellor College, University of Malawi in Southern Africa. Her research interests include French linguistics, second language acquisition and pedagogy, and theoretical phonology. She is currently working on a book, The Art and Practice of Circumlocution in Foreign and Second Language Acquisition with Sarah Jourdain of SUNY, Stony Brook, as well as a textbook, Chez Nous: Branché sur le monde francophone, 2nd edition, with Cathy Pons, Albert Valdman, and Sarah Jourdain. She is the author of French Prosodic Morphology: A Unified Account (IULC Publications, 1997) and a number of book chapters and articles, the most recent of which are "New Insights into French Reduplication" in Romance Phonology and Variation (2001), "Les dictionnaires français: un lieu privilégié du sexisme" in Cahiers de lexicologie (2001), "The Effect of Explicit Training on Successful Circumlocution" (co-authored with Sarah Jourdain) in Meaning and Form: Multiple Perspectives (2000), and "French Syllable Structure: Reconsidering the Onset" in Grammatical Theory and Romance Languages (1996). She is also TA Supervisor and Coordinator.