Dianna murphy

Associate Director, Language Institute and Russian Flagship Program

University of Wisconsin-Madison

1322 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53711

diannamurphy@wisc.edu | +1 (608) 262-1473

languages.wisc.edu | languageinstitute.wisc.edu

russianflagship.wisc.edu | sla.wisc.edu



Degrees Earned

  • PhD, Slavic Linguistics, Ohio State University, 2000. Dissertation: The Gender of Inanimate Indeclinable Common Nouns in Modern Russian
  • MA, Russian Language, Linguistics and Literature, Ohio State University, 1992
  • BA, Russian; Minor, Political Science, University of New Hampshire, 1989

Additional Study

  • Summer Russian Teachers Program, American Councils for International Education, Moscow State University, Moscow, 2011
  • Advanced Russian Language Study, Pushkin Russian Language Institute, Moscow, 1993
  • Summer Language Workshop, Russian Level 7, Indiana University, 1991

Academic Positions

University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000-present

Ohio Wesleyan University, 1999-2000

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Russian (2000)
  • Instructor of Russian (1999)

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, 1997

  • Resident Director, Advanced Russian Language and Areas Studies Program, Herzen Pedagogical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

School for International Training, 1995

  • Academic Director, Russian Program Abroad, Gornyi Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, 1995

  • Resident Director, Advanced Russian Language and Areas Studies Program, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Ohio State/Purdue/Emory Universities, 1994

  • Resident Director, OSU/Purdue/Emory Consortium Study Abroad Program, Pushkin Russian Language Institute, Moscow, Russia

Tufts University, 1994

  • Resident Director, Tufts University Russian Language and Culture Program, Moscow, Russia



Murphy, D. & Evans-Romaine, K. (Eds.). (2016). Exploring the U.S. Language Flagship Program: Professional competence in a second language by graduation. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Magnan, S., Murphy, D. & Sahakyan, N. (2014). Goals of collegiate learners and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Modern Language Journal Monograph Series.

Articles and book chapters

Murphy, D. & Lee, S. (in press). The gender and race/ethnicity of U.S. undergraduate majors in languages and literatures other than English, 2010-14. ADFL Bulletin 45.1.

Murphy, D., & Sahakyan, N. & Magnan, S. (in press). The goals of students of Russian and the U.S. National Standards. In: E. Dengub, I. Dubinina & J. Merrill, eds. The art of teaching Russian. Bloomington, IN: Slavica.

Murphy, D., Evans-Romaine, K., Anishchenkova, V. & Jing-Schmidt, Z. (2016). Laying the Groundwork: Programmatic Models in U.S. Language Flagship Programs. In D. Murphy & K. Evans-Romaine, eds., Exploring the U.S. Language Flagship Program: Professional competence in a second language by graduation. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Murphy, D., Sahakyan, S., Yong-Yi, Dl. & Magnan, S. (2014). The impact of study abroad on the global engagement of university graduates. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 24, 2-24.

Murphy, D., Evans-Romaine, K. & Zheltoukhova, S. (2012). Student and tutor perceptions of tutoring in a Russian Flagship program. Russian Language Journal, 62, 107-127.

Magnan, S., Murphy, D., Sahakyan, N. & Kim, S. (2012). Student goals, expectations, and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Foreign Language Annals, 45, 2, 170-192.

Murphy, D., Magnan, S., Back, M., & Garrett-Rucks, P. (2009). Reasons students take courses in less commonly taught languages. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, 7, 45-80.

Murphy, D. & Youngs, B. (2003). From the classroom to the web: Applying best practices from foreign language education to the development of web-based listening materials. In L. Lomicka & Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz, eds., Teaching With Technology. Boston: Heinle & Heinle,

Murphy, D. (2003). Introducing the listening assistant. The IALLT Journal for Language Learning Technologies 35, 2, 65-70.

Pedagogical materials

Murphy, D., Magnan, S., Barnard, E. & Worth, R. (2009). Fundamentals of language teaching methods. National Online LCTL Teacher Training Initiative, Madison, WI. (Online course)

Magnan, S., Murphy, D., Barnard, E., & Merrill, M. (2009). Introduction to the U.S. educational system for language instructors. National Online LCTL Teacher Training Initiative, Madison, WI. (Online course)

Rifkin, B., Spasova, S., Thorstensson, V. & Murphy, D. (2006). Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series. Madison, WI. (Online lessons; 2008 AATSEEL Award for Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy)

Rugaleva, A., Hart, C., Murphy, D. & Starcheus, A. (1997). Student manual for individualized instruction. (4 vols.) Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Foreign Language Publications.

In preparation

Murphy, D., Goodspeed, L. & Hamilton, C. The perceptions of graduating seniors on the outcomes of U.S. foreign language majors.

Selected Workshops and Conference Presentations


World Languages and Humanities Majors: Career Trajectories and Advocacy. With Gilles Bousquet, Robert Matz, Teresa Fiore and Caitlin Yocco-Locascio. Modern Language Association, January, 2018. New York.


The Gender and Race/Ethnicity of Undergraduate Russian Majors in the United States, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, February, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

The Language Flagship Model: Collaborations to Produce the Global Professional. With Jeff Cary, Laura Hammond and Armine Saryan. Forum on Education Abroad, March, 2017, Seattle, WA.


The Perspectives of Graduating Seniors on the Outcomes of Undergraduate Foreign Language Majors. Georgetown University Roundtable on Language and Linguistics, March, 2016, Washington, DC.


Curricular Models in Language Flagship Programs. With Valerie Anishchenkova, Karen Evans-Roamine and Zhuo-Jing-Schmidt. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention. November, 2014, San Antonio, Texas.

Yearlong workshop, Technologies for Language Teaching and Learning. With Rob Howell and Theresa Pesavento. University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Series of workshops on approaches to language teaching and learning for the Department of Kazakh Language, Literature and Culture, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.


Workshop, Establishing Flagship-Style Language Learning on Your Campus. With Dana Bourgerie, Dan Davidson, Carl Falsgraf, Sandra Freels, Maria Lekic. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention. November, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Postsecondary Student Goals, Expectations and the National Standards, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention. November, 2011. Denver, Colorado.


The U.S. Standards for Language Learning and the Goals of Students of More and Less Commonly Taught Languages. American Association for Applied Linguistics. March, 2010. Atlanta, Georgia.


Methods Preparation for Instructors of Less Commonly Taught Languages. With Antonia Schleicher. Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference. March, 2009. Washington, D.C.

Teaching the Less Commonly Taught: Preparing Instructors of Less Commonly Taught Languages Through Online Methods Courses. With Margaret Merrill. Sixth International Language Teacher Education Conference. May, 2009. Washington, D.C.

Student Goals and the National Standards: Aligning the Curriculum. With Sally Magnan. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention. November, 2009. San Diego, California.

Courses Taught

Foreign Language Teaching Methods

  • Promoting Digital L2 Literacies in Collegiate Language Courses
  • Fundamentals of Language Teaching Methods

Russian Language

  • Elementary Russian
  • Intermediate Russian
  • Intensive Intermediate Russian I and II
  • Advanced Russian II
  • Elementary-Advanced Russian Individualized Instruction

Russian Literature and Culture

  • Masterpieces of Russian Literature in Translation
  • Seminar on Russian Culture
  • Introduction to Russian Culture (TA)

Other: Methods and Techniques of Field Research

Select Service

  • Co-Director, Wisconsin Language Roadmap Initiative (2017-19) and Co-Chair, 2018 Wisconsin Language Summit
  • Co-Associate Director, Flagship Culture Initiative, University of Maryland
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  • Academic Staff Distinguished Prefix Review Committee (2016-present)
  • College of Letters & Science World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Task Force (2014-16)
  • College of Letters & Science Professional Development and Recognition Committee (2009-13)
  • Global Studies Program FLAS Review Committee (2010)
  • Program reviewer and workshop leader, Arabic, Persian and Turkish Immersion Program (2009-10)
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Review Recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences Study of Title VI Programs (2007-8)
  • College of Letters & Science Co-Chair, University of Wisconsin-Madison Partners in Giving Campaign (2006-7)
  • College of Letters & Science University Licensing Service Committee (2004-5)