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Solange Lopes-Murphy

Ph.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Scholarly Interests: cultural intelligence, culturally sensitive pedagogy, instructional strategies for English learners, disproportionality of English learners in special education.

Courses Taught: ESLM 525- Second Language Acquisition, ESLM 545 – Structure of Language and Proficiency Assessment, ESLM 577 – Sociolinguistics & Cultural Foundations, ESLM 578 – Theory & Practices of Teaching a Second Language, ESLM 579 – Language & Literacy for Second Language Learners, ESLM 587 – Curriculum, Methods, and Assessment for L2 Education, RDLG 571 – Language & the Teaching of Reading, RDLG 579 – Content Area Literacy, ESLM 597 – The Intersection of Culture, Language, and (Dis)Abilities.

Achievements:

Articles published in journals that focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning; Conference presentations at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Fulbright Scholar in China.

Scholarship:

Lopes-Murphy, S. A., Murphy, C. G. (2016).  The influence of cross-cultural experiences and location on teachers’ perceptions of cultural competence.  Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 16(3), 57-71.

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2015). Experiences in Postsecondary Education that May Lead to Cultural Intelligence: Exploring and Proposing Practices. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 26(2), 287-296.

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2013). Evaluating the impact of two globalization projects on college students’ cultural competence and cultural intelligence.  Journal of Effective Teaching, 13(1), 5-18. 

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2013) The impact of StoryWalk® on foreign language development and cultural competence: Preliminary investigation. Vida Hispanica Journal, 48. 

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2012). Universal Design for Learning: Preparing secondary education teachers in training to increase academic accessibility of high school English learners.  The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues, and Ideas for Middle & High School Teachers, 85(6), 226-230.

Selected Conference Presentations:

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2016). Does my ELL have a learning disability? New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Educators, Incorporated, South Brunswick, NJ.

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2015). The influence of cross-cultural experiences and region on teachers’ cultural competence. International Conference of the Asociación Nacional Universitaria Profesores de Inglés, A. C. (ANUPI), Los Cabos, Mexico.

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2015). Is it a language learning struggle or is it a cognitive malfunctioning? Paper presented at the 2015 International Conference of the Asociación Nacional Universitaria Profesores de Inglés, A. C. (ANUPI), Los Cabos, Mexico.

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2015). How Culturally Competent do I Rate Myself? Washington Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WATESOL), Rockville, MD.

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2013). Gaining Language and Cultural Knowledge Through Community Engagement: StoryWalk®, TESOL, Dallas, TX.

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2012). Improving Instruction of PK-12 ELLs Through the Universal Design Principles, TESOL, Philadelphia, PA.

Degrees: Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Curriculum & Instruction Foreign Languages & English as a Second Language; MA, Radford University; B.A., Ibero Americana.

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