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Merideth Pitts, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Linguistics


Dr. Merideth (Hoagland) Pitts teaches courses in linguistics, language teaching methods, and composition at Cedarville University. Her doctoral research took her to western China, where she explored English language instruction in a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual context. Her background comprises more than 10 years of classroom experience among diverse ESL/EFL populations. She joined the Cedarville faculty in 2017.

Education and Credentials

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University
M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University
M.A. in English, Bob Jones University
B.A. in English, Bob Jones University


  • reading
  • hiking
  • musical improvisation
  • long conversations, preferably plus coffee

Expert topics: Intercultural Communications

Why Cedarville? I'm grateful to be in a space where I can think out loud with other followers of Jesus about the intersections of language, culture, identity, and faith.