Dianna Murphy

Credentials: PhD, Slavic Linguistics, Ohio State University

Position title: Director, Language Institute

Email: diannamurphy@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-1473

1322B Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Dianna Murphy

Dianna Murphy directs the Language Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a center for collaborative initiatives in research, education, advising and outreach related to the study of human languages. In this role, she oversees the institute’s mission and activities, and leads special projects. Current special projects include the yearlong Committed to Change seminar focused on diversity and inclusion in language teaching and learning; collaborative work to raise awareness of language ideologies and linguistic discrimination; survey-based research on student perspectives on undergraduate language education; and the federally funded study on the speaking proficiency gains and outcomes of intensive summer programs in less commonly taught languages. Murphy is also co-director of the UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program, a core member of the UW-Madison Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition, co-director of the Wisconsin Language Roadmap Initiative, and founding co-coordinator of the Language Center Alliance.

Information on Murphy’s research is here.