Mary Lou Vercellotti

Mary Lou Vercellotti

Associate Professor of English

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-8389

Room:RB 378


Mary Lou Vercellotti teaches courses in linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Her main area of research is the development of English as a new language, particularly oral language skills. She conducts classroom-based research, including studying the effect of prompt on language performance and the pedagogical benefits of iterations. In addition, Dr. Vercellotti is interested in English teacher training and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics

Ball State University

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

PhD in Applied Linguistics

University of Pittsburgh, 2012

MA in Linguistics

University of Pittsburgh, 2007

BA in Elementary Education and Psychology

Carlow University, 1994

Research and Publications

  • Vercellotti, M. L. (2017). Do interactive learning spaces increase student achievement? A comparison of classroom context. Active Learning in Higher Education.
  • Vercellotti, M. L. (2017). Research Support Faculty Fellow. In H. Blythe C. Sweet, and R. Carpenters, It works for me with SoTL. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc.
  • Vercellotti, M. L. (2017). Taking Steps to Control Variables in Quantitative Quasi Experiment. In H. Blythe C. Sweet, and R. Carpenters, It works for me with SoTL. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc.
  • Ballart, A. & Vercellotti, M. L. (2017). Interdepartmental Faculty Collaboration. In H. Blythe C. Sweet, and R. Carpenters, It works for me with SoTL. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc.
  • Hall, S. S., Largent, D. L. & Vercellotti, M. L. (2017). Building Institutional Support for SoTL. In H. Blythe C. Sweet, and R. Carpenters, It works for me with SoTL. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc.
  • Vercellotti, M. L. & Packer, J. (2016). Shifting structural complexity: The production of clause types in speeches given by English for Academic Purposes students. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 22, 179-190.
  • De Jong, N. & Vercellotti, M. L. (2016). Similar prompts may not be similar in the performance they elicit: Examining fluency, complexity, accuracy, and lexis in narratives from five picture prompts. Language Teaching Research, 20(3), 387-404.
  • Vercellotti, M. L. (2015). The development of complexity, accuracy, and fluency in second language performance: A longitudinal study. Applied Linguistics. doi:10.1093/applin/amv002.
  • Vercellotti, M. L. & de Jong, N. (2013). Use and accuracy of verb complements in English L2 speech. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2(2), 243-250. doi: 10.1075/dujal.2.2.05lou
  • McCormick, D. E. & Vercellotti, M. L. (2013). Examining the impact of self-correction notes on grammatical accuracy in speaking. TESOL Quarterly, 92, 410-420. doi: 10.1002/tesq.92.
  • Shirai, Y. & Vercellotti, M. L. (2013). Language acquisition and language assessment. In A. J. Kunnan (Ed.). The Companion to Language Assessment. (pp. 1477-1491). Malden, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Vercellotti, M. L. & Mortensen, D. (2012). A classification of compounds in American Sign Language: An evaluation of the Bisetto and Scalise framework. Morphology, 22(4), 545-579.