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.
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.
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.