Dianna Murphy

Position title: Director, The Language Institute, Language(s): Russian

Email: diannamurphy@wisc.edu

Research Interests:

Dianna Murphy is director of the Language Institute and co-director of the Russian Flagship Program. Her current research is on U.S. undergraduate student perceptions of the value of proficiency in languages other than English, on who does(n’t) participate in world language education at the postsecondary level in the United States, and on the speaking proficiency gains and outcomes of intensive summer programs in less commonly taught languages. Her publications includes the 2016 co-edited volume (with Karen Evans-Romaine), Exploring the Language Flagship Program: Professional Competence in a Second Language by Graduation (Multilingual Matters), and the 2014 co-authored Modern Language Journal monograph (with Sally Magnan and Narek Sahakyan), Goals of Collegiate Learners and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning, based on a survey of over 16,000 U.S. postsecondary foreign language students.

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