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Nathaniel T.
Nathaniel T. Murray
Assistant Teaching Professor
Office 441A
Tel +86-21-34206045 Ext. 4411
Email nathaniel.murray@sjtu.edu.cn


Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Florida, USA (2019)
M.S. International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh, UK (2010)
B.A. Music, College of the Holy Cross, USA (2006)

Work Experience

2019 – pres. Assistant Teaching Professor in Technical Communication, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai
2013 – 2014 Consultant, Lado Business English Specialists, Taipei
2011 – 2013 Oral English Teacher, Global Village Organization, Taipei
2010 – 2011 Lecturer, China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate School Fellowship, University of Florida (2014 – 2018)
  • Cum Laude, College of the Holy Cross (2006)

Selected Publications

  • Fang, Z., Cao, P., & Murray, N. (2020). Language and meaning making: Register choices in seventh- and ninth-grade students’ factual writing. Linguistics and Education, 56, 1-12.
  • Murray, N. T., & Coady, M. R. (2018). Investigating the needs of Chinese EFL teachers in a US-based TESOL program: A case study. Asian EFL Journal, 20(9.1), 75-102.

Conference Presentations

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages International Convention – Translanguaging and Process Writing-Based Language Instruction: Curriculum and Materials Development (March 25, 2021 – Online)
  • Writing Research Across Borders – Teacher Education for Academic English Writing in the Chinese Context: A Case Study (March 6, 2021 – Online)
  • Journal of Language and Literacy Education – Academic and Social Challenges Experienced by International Students in US Classrooms (February 2, 2019 – Athens, GA)
  • National Council for Teachers of English – Teacher Education for Diverse Student Population: A Case Study (November 16, 2018 – Houston, TX)
  • American Association of Applied Linguistics – Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers in US-Based Language Teacher Education Programs: A Case Study of Chinese College English Professors (March 26, 2018 – Chicago, IL)
  • Sunshine State TESOL Conference – Development of International Education Partnerships: A Case Study (May 11, 2017 – West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Comparative and International Education Society – Meeting the Needs? US-based TESOL Programs and Future Chinese EFL Teachers (March 7, 2017 – Atlanta, GA)
  • Journal of Language and Literacy Education – Games, Critical Thinking, and Other Creative Approaches to Language Education (February 4, 2017 – Athens, GA)
  • Sunshine State TESOL Conference – Preparing Chinese-Speaking Teachers of English (May 12, 2016 – West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Journal of Language and Literacy Education – Collaboration among Native and Nonnative English Teachers to Improve Written Communicative Competence in Twenty First Century East Asian Contexts (January 31, 2016 – Athens, GA)

Courses Taught (Recent 5 Years)

  • UM-SJTU JI: VE300 Technical Communication; VE496 Advanced Technical Communication; VG501 Introduction to Graduate Technical Communication; VG502 Technical Discourse; VG503 Graduate Thesis Writing
  • University of Florida: TSL3520 Language and Culture in the Elementary Classroom