Dr. Scott Sterling
I am an Assistant Professor of TESL and Linguistics at Indiana State University. I completed my Ph.D. in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University. I received an MA in linguistics from the University of Montana and a BA in Spanish and Anthropology at Southeast Missouri State University. I currently teach linguistics and TESL methods courses to graduate and undergraduate students at Indiana State University.
My main research area is in meta-research in applied linguistics. I focus on the responsible conduct of research (RCR) and am interested in the training that linguistic researchers have received and what their current beliefs about research ethics are. My dissertation focused on how well ESL learners understand the informed consent forms they read prior to beginning a research project (spoiler: even after reading the documents they were not well informed about the study).