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Solange Lopes-Murphy

Solange Lopes-Murphy

Ph.D., 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 555– The Intersections of Culture, Language, and (Dis)Abilities, 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.

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:

Keck, B., Cacciato, K., Rasnitsyn, S., & Lopes Murphy, S. A. (2021, October). Observing and exploring accessibility and equitability of practices in the teaching and assessment of multilingual learners. TESOL Difference and Disability Matters Newsletter. Retrieved from http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolsswdis/issues/2021-10-19/email.html

Lopes-Murphy, S. A. (2020). Contention between English as a second language and special education services for emergent bilinguals with disabilities. Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning, 13(1), 43-56. https://doi.org/10.5294/laclil.2020.13.1.3

Lopes Murphy, S. A., Hall, T. M, & Vanderbilt, A. L. (2019). Supporting English learners’ development of intelligible speech: A focus on the K-12 ESL context. In N. Erdogan & M. Wei (Eds.), Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (pp. 380-402). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

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. (2020, May 27-29). Would those classroom behaviors suggest a disability? Paper presented at the New Jersey Teachers of English to Speaker of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Education (NJTESOL/NJBE), New Brunswick, NJ.

Lopes Murphy, S. A., & Meyers, J. (2020, May 27-29). Amo mis languages: Teaching for lifelong literacy. Paper presented at the New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Education (NJTESOL/NJBE), New Brunswick, NJ.

Williams, G., Gallager, C., & Lopes Murphy, S. A. (2020, March 31-April 4). Training future teachers to draw on students’ funds of identity [Conference session]. TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, Denver, CO. https://www.tesol.org/convention-2020 (Conference canceled

Hata, M., Ravitch, L., Lopes Murphy, S.A., David, R. (2020, March 31-April 4). What special education can teach us: Supporting ELLs with disabilities [Conference session]. TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, Denver, CO. https://www.tesol.org/convention-2020 (Conference canceled)

Erdogan, N, Ashcraft, N., Williams, H., Aygen, G., Krulatz, A., & Lopes Murphy, S.A. (2020, March 31-April 4). Bridging the gap between linguistic theory and practice in TESOL [Conference session]. TESOL International

Convention & English Language Expo, Denver, CO. https://www.tesol.org/convention-2020 (Conference canceled)

Lopes Murphy, S.A., Moore, J., & Moore, T. (2020, March 31-April 4). Recommendations to identify an EL’s learning disability: Theory & Practice” [Conference session]. TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, Denver, CO. https://www.tesol.org/convention-2020 (Conference canceled)

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