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Jane Dunphy directs MIT's English Language Studies Program and has taught a variety of subjects in professional and cross-cultural communication, including Communication for Managers, Scientific and Technical Writing, Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening, and Communicating across Cultures.

In addition, she collaborates with colleagues across MIT in a variety of ways by (1) contributing to the conversation about, and effective pedagogy for, the multicultural classroom; (2) providing support to international TAs and faculty members through workshops, seminars and consultations on teaching in the American classroom; (3) and educating the community about various aspects of language, culture and professional communication with programs designed for student organizations and academic programs such as MISTI, the First Year Writing program, the Supply Chain Management program, and the joint program between MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI).   

Beyond MIT, she has designed workshops on different aspects of professional communication for a variety of domestic and international organizations, hi-tech companies, and academic institutions, including the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Daimler-Chrysler, GEN3, the International Institute in Spain, the Masdar Institute (UAEs), Vellore Institute of Technology (India),  Yasar University (Turkey), and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Her research interests involve how English as a lingua franca, corpus linguistics, and genre theory can inform best practices in professional and academic communication protocols across cultures.

Jane Dunphy is co-author, with Catherine Ross, of Strategies for Teaching Assistant and International Teaching Assistant Development: Beyond Micro Teaching (Jossey-Bass) published in 2007.