Position title: Director, The Language Institute, Language(s): Russian
A Slavic linguist by training, Dianna Murphy is director of the Language Institute and co-director of the Russian Flagship Program. She is also co-associate director of the Flagship Culture Initiative at the University of Maryland.
Murphy’s current research is on U.S. undergraduate student perceptions of the value of proficiency in languages other than English, and on proficiency gains and outcomes of intensive summer programs in less commonly taught languages. Her recent research 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. Recent publications in a contribution to the 2020 Georgetown University Press volume, The Art of Teaching Russian, and a report for the 2019 ADFL Bulletin, “The Gender and Race/Ethnicity of U.S. Undergraduate Majors in Languages and Literatures Other than English, 2010-14.”
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