Mary Ann Murphy

Senior Lecturer
Email marymurp@usc.edu Office PSD 106H Office Phone (213) 740-0079

Biography

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 all aspects of English with an emphasis on writing for publication. Her areas of interest include: technology in teaching, materials development, and teacher training.

Education

  • M.A. TESL & Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 7/1998
  • B.A. History, French, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 5/1993
  • Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments

    • Senior Lecturer, University of Southern California, 2012-07-
    • Lecturer, University of Southern California, 2005-08-2012-08
  • Contracts and Grants Awarded

    • Learning Environments Grant, (Center for Scholarly Technology), Mary Ann Murphy, $1,500, Fall 2017
    • Learning Environments Grant, (Center for Scholarly Technology), Mary Ann Murphy, $600, Fall 2013
    • ALI 275, American Language Institute, 2012-2013
    • 144, ALI, Spring 2013
    • 103 Pronunciation, ALI, 2006-2007
    • 103DW, ALI, 2006-2007
    • Prezi, Created a Prezi on the pros and cons of using cell phone surveys in the classroom., 2013-2014
    • Using cell phones for presentation feedback, 2013 –
  • Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

    • USC Experts Directory, 2012 –
    • Pronunciation Workshop for Office of International Students, 10/2010 –
    • Founding Member of SoCal Troop Support, 2013 – 2018
    • Volunteer for Soldiers’ Angels, 2010 – 2013
    • 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), 2007 – 2016
    • 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
  • 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 ,
    • UCLA Mentor Teacher,