Dr. Denise Murray

Dr. Denise MurrayDr. Denise Murray (2005)
Professor Emerita


Cert. Ed., 1963, Queensland Teachers' College, Australia; B.A., 1966, University of Queensland, Australia; M.A. (Hons), 1981, Macquarie University, Australia; Ph.D., 1986, Stanford University. Denise Murray is Professor Emeritus at SJSU and at Macquarie University in Australia. She was Executive Director of the AMEP Research Centre and of the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research (NCELTR) at Macquarie University from 2000 to 2006. Prior to her appointment at Macquarie, she was founding Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Language Development at SJSU for 9 years. For 7 years, she served on the Board of Directors of TESOL, the international professional association for educators in the field of second language learning and teaching. She was President of TESOL in 1996-7. Denise is a language educator whose research interests centre around computer-assisted language learning; cross-cultural literacy; use of L1 in the second language classroom; intersection of language, society and technology; settlement of adult immigrants; language education policy; and leadership in language education.