Lisa M. Merschel
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

Director of the Spanish Language Program since 2021, and at Duke since 2001, I teach all levels in the SLP, with second-language acquisition, language technologies, and machine learning's impact on writing in the L2+ being the areas that interest me professionally. In the last few years I've been reading, thinking, writing and presenting on artificial intelligence's effect on how we teach languages.

I directed summer study abroad programs in Mexico and Spain in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017.

Member of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL); American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP); American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL); and American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs (AAUSC)

Current Research Interests

Machine Translation, L2 Writing

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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