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Jim Ranalli

Jim Ranalli

  • Associate Professor
Thank you for visiting my homepage. I work in the TESL/Applied Linguistics and Applied Linguistics & Technology programs at Iowa State. My current research focuses on the intersection of second language writing, technology, and self-regulated learning. I’m especially interested in innovative uses of computers for 1) assessing and scaffolding students’ development of academic writing abilities and 2) facilitating research into learner self-regulation and engagement in writing processes.

I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in technology for applied linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, and grammatical analysis. I am also the co-director of ISU’s English Placement Test and the coordinator of English 101B, a course on academic writing for international students.

Contact Info

319 Ross
527 Farm House Ln.


  • Ph.D., Applied Linguistics and Technology, Iowa State University, 2012
  • M.A., Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, University of Birmingham (UK), 2003