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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 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:

Lopes Murphy, S. A. (in press). The tension between English as a second language and special education. Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning (LACLIL).

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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