Language Institute Director
Department: Language Institute
A Slavic linguist by training, Dianna Murphy is director of the Language Institute and founding associate director of the Russian Flagship Program. She is also co-associate director of the new Flagship Culture Initiative at the University of Maryland.
Murphy’s 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. Publications in 2018 include a contribution to the forthcoming Slavica publication, The Art of Teaching Russian, and a report for the ADFL Bulletin, “The Gender and Race/Ethnicity of U.S. Undergraduate Majors in Languages and Literatures Other than English, 2010-14.”