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Mary Ellen Scullen

Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Associate Professor of French Linguistics and French and Italian Department Head, French

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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 the author of French Prosodic Morphology: A Unified Account (IULC Publications, 1997) and a number of book chapters and articles. She has also published a number of editions of French textbooks since 2002 with Cathy Pons and Albert Valdman: Chez Nous: Branché sur le monde francophone, published by Pearson and currenlty in the Media Enchanced 4th edition and Points de départ, also with Pearson and currently in 2nd edition. She is the founding Director of SLLC's Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL). Her recent research has focused on technological mediated innovations in language learning and teaching, such as flipped, blended, hybrid, and online courses.