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Mary Ann Murphy

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-0079
Office: PSD 106H
Office Hours: 4 : 16

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Sketch

Mary Ann Murphy's interest in language acquisition began as an undergraduate when she studied in Chambery, France. This experience motivated her to pursue an MA in TESL/Applied Linguistics at UCLA, where she spent several years teaching oral skills and writing. Mary Ann currently teaches dissertation writing, as well as intermediate and advanced oral skills. She also consults for the RAND Corporation on English and American culture issues. Her areas of interest include: technology in teaching, materials development, and teacher training.


M.A. TESL & Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 7/1998
B.A. History, French, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 5/1993

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Senior Lecturer, University of Southern California, 07/2012-  
Lecturer, University of Southern California, 08/2005-  

Funded Research

Contracts and Grants Awarded

Learning Environments Grant (Center for Scholarly Technology), Mary Ann Murphy, $600, Fall 2013   

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Prezi, Created a Prezi on the pros and cons of using cell phone surveys in the classroom., 2013-2014   

New Courses Developed

ALI 275, American Language Institute, Expanded dissertation writing course to HSC students at the behest of the Vice Provost., 2012-2013   
144, ALI, Collaborated with Barry Griner to create a new intermediate level oral skills course for English language learners, Spring 2013   
103 Pronunciation, ALI, Redesigned graduate level English pronunciation course., 2006-2007   
103DW, ALI, Created dissertation writing course for graduate students from all disciplines, 2006-2007   

Teaching Innovations and Multimedia Teaching

Using cell phones for presentation feedback, 2013-  

Service to the University

Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

USC Experts Directory, 2012-  
Pronunciation Workshop for Office of International Students, 10/2010-  
Diversity & Anti-bullying Panel, Los Angeles Leadership Academy , Fall 2012   

Other Service to the University

Teacher for International Teaching Assistan Institute (Center for Excellence in Teaching), 08/2007-  
Panelist - UCLA TESOL Master's Program Shared insights of the current status of the ESL field and personal insights on teaching ESL student with graduate students., 2005-2006   

Service to the Profession

Conferences Organized

Reader, CATESOL Regional Conference, Los Angeles, Fall 2013   
Site Chair, CATESOL Regional Conference, Los Angeles, Spring 2013   
Program Chair, CATESOL Regional Conference , Los Angeles, Fall 2005   

Professional Memberships

TESOL, 2011-  
CATESOL, 1998-  

Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

USC Experts Directory, 2012-  
Volunteer Soldiers' Angels, 2010-  

Other Service to the Profession

Instructor - International Teaching Assistant Institute , 08/2007-  
UCLA Mentor Teacher, 2002-2004  
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