Lisa M. Merschel

Lisa M. Merschel

Senior Lecturer of Romance Studies

External address: 2122 Campus Drive, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708-0269
Internal address: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257
Phone: (919) 684-8435
At Duke since 2001, I teach all levels of courses in the Spanish Language Program, with task-based teaching, second-language acquisition, language technologies and machine translation's impact on writing in L2 being the areas that interest me professionally. I have had the great pleasure of directing summer study abroad programs in Mexico and Spain in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017. 


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2003
  • B.A., Smith College 1993

Merschel, LM. "On the Bleeding Edge." Ed. M Pegrum. (2014). (Academic Article)

Merschel, LM, Reisinger, D, and Clifford, J. "Meeting the Challenges of Machine Translation." The Language Educator 8 (October 2013). (Academic Article)

Merschel, LM, Clifford, J, and Munné, J. "Surveying the Landscape: What is the Role of Machine Translation in Language Learning?." @tic revista d’innovació educativa (2013). (Academic Article)

Merschel, LM. "Jofré de Loaysa." (2010). (Academic Article)

Merschel, LM. "Yáñez, Flora." Ed. MC André and EP Bueno. (2009). (Academic Article)