Jim Ranalli

Jim Ranalli

  • Associate Professor
I work in the TESL/Applied Linguistics and Applied Linguistics & Technology programs at Iowa State. I also serve as an associate editor for the journal Language Learning & Technology.

My research focuses on the intersection of second language writing, technology, and self-regulated learning. I’m especially interested in innovative uses of digital technologies 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 am currently the director of undergraduate studies for the English department and the coordinator of both the English as a Second Language writing courses (ENGL 101B, 101C, and 101D) and the writing component of ISU's English Placement Test. I also teach graduate and undergraduate courses in technology for applied linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, language teaching methodology, and grammatical analysis.


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