Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Instructional Psychology & Technology Ph.D.

Brigham Young University – August 2012
Dissertation: Evaluation in computer-assisted language learning

TESOL MA

Brigham Young University – August 2005
Project: Self-access centers: Maximizing learners’ access to center resources

Linguistics BA, TESOL Minor

Brigham Young University – December 2003
Emphasis: Second language acquisition and pedagogy

EXPERIENCE

Curriculum Coordinator

Brigham Young University – Provo UT
September 2014 – Present

  • Oversaw Curriculum Development and Implementation.
  • Oversaw hiring of student and non-student teachers.
  • Served on various committees.
  • Collected ELC Profile data.
Faculty – Basic Composition and ESL

Utah Valley University – Orem UT
August 2012 – August 2014

  • Taught ESL courses.
  • Coordinated Reading Curriculum, Teachers, and classes
  • Administered placement testing for new ESL students
  • Administered the ESL Tutoring Program
Test Item Writer

Avant Assessment, LLC., Eugene, OR
October 2011 – August 2012

  • Wrote multiple choice items for Spanish, Pashto, Dari, Farsi, and Iraqi Arabic language tests.
  • Managed a team of four native speakers of Iraqi Arabic to collect language samples for language tests.
  • Helped recruit native speakers of various languages for passage collection and consulting on language tests.
Software Developer

Brigham Young University – McKay School of Education, Provo, UT
January 2010 – August 2012

  • Worked with a small team to design, develop, and evaluate educational software.
  • Developed non-linear interactive web application (php, mysql, jquery, html 5, css 3) for learning: ISEE
Adjunct Faculty – Basic Composition and ESL

Utah Valley University – Orem UT
January 2011 – August 2011

  • Taught ESL course in Intermediate writing.
Adjunct Instructional Psychology and Technology Instructor

Brigham Young University – McKay School of Education, Provo, UT
September 2009 – June 2011

  • Taught course to pre-service secondary education teachers on technology integration.
  • Worked with other teachers to refine the course curriculum.
  • Created course website with resources available to students.
  • Mentored students as they worked on technology projects.
Adjunct ESL Teacher

Brigham Young University – English Language Center, Provo, UT
September 2009 – April 2011

  • Taught several ESL courses for various skill areas and at various levels.
  • Participated in language assessment final exam rating.
  • Participated in language assessment activities for student placement.
ESL Visiting Faculty

Brigham Young University – English Language Center, Provo, UT
September 2006 – August 2009

  • Taught several ESL courses for various skill areas and at various levels.
  • Participated in language assessment final exam rating.
  • Participated in language assessment activities for student placement.
  • Part of a design team that worked on program curriculum.
  • Created Curriculum Portfolio website.
  • Managed TESOL teacher training course.
  • Provided inservice meetings for teachers.
  • Helped with teacher hiring.
  • Dealt with teacher concerns.
  • Managed small semester budget for assigned skill areas.
ESL Instructor

Brigham Young University – English Language Center, Provo, UT
May 2006 – August 2006

  • Taught several ESL courses for various skill areas and at various levels.
  • Participated in language assessment final exam rating.
  • Participated in language assessment activities for student placement.
ESL Instructor

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL
August 2005 – December 2005

  • Taught ESL 505 – English for Business Communication
ESL GMAT/GRE Preparation Instructor

Selnate, Provo, UT
May 2005 – August 2005

  • Taught GMAT/GRE Math Preparation course to ESL students
ESL Instructor

Brigham Young University – English Language Center, Provo, UT
January 2004 – August 2005

  • Taught several ESL courses for various skill areas and at various levels.
  • Participated in language assessment final exam rating.
  • Participated in language assessment activities for student placement.
Linguistics Instructor

Brigham Young University – Linguistics and English Language, Provo, UT
January 2005 – April 2005

  • Taught Linguistics 330 – Introduction to Linguistics.
  • Developed Linguistics Assessment to evaluate student learning.
  • Consulted and helped students in writing an academic paper.
Self-Access Study Center Employee

Brigham Young University – English Language Center, Provo, UT
August 2002 – December 2004

  • Tutored ESL student from various linguistic backgrounds.
  • Performed basic Librarian Tasks.
  • Helped students with computer problems.
  • Provided workshops and support for teachers.
  • Helped manage and image lab computers.
Research Assistant for Dr. Mark Tanner

Brigham Young University – Linguistics and English Language, Provo, UT
January 2003 – December 2004

  • Grade tests and assignments.
  • Collect articles regarding ESL Autonomy.
  • Provided study sessions for Linguistics 330 students.
  • Collected Survey Data.
Student Teaching Mentor

Brigham Young University – English Language Center, Provo, UT
January 2004 – December 2004

  • Mentored student teachers.
  • Observed and provided feedback to student teachers.
  • Assessed language ability of ESL students from the community and placed them in the appropriate classes.
Community ESL Instructor

Brigham Young University – English Language Center, Provo, UT
May 2003 – December 2003

  • Helped place students in the appropriate classes.
  • Taught students with varying levels of experience.
  • Taught students from different cultural backgrounds.

PUBLICATIONS

Nix, M., Evans, N., Eckstein, G. McMurry, B.L. (2019). Designing and Developing an Online Self-Regulated Learning Course. International Journal of Designs for Learning

James, J.C., Henrichsen, L., Tanner, M., McMurry, B.L. (2019). A Case Study in the Administration and Operation of an L2 Conversation-Partner Program. TESL Reporter

Hartshorn, K.J., McMurry, B.L., Hart, J. (2019). Comparing Language Skill Priorities among TESOL Faculty and ESL Students bound for English-medium Universities. TESOL Journal

Summers M., Cox T., Dewey D., & McMurry B. (2019). Investigating the Use of the ACTFL Can-Do Statements in an Intensive English Program for Student Placement. System

Cox, J., Henrichsen, L., Tanner, M., McMurry, B.L. (2019). The Needs Analysis, Design, Development, and Evaluation of the English Pronunciation Guide: An ESL Teachers’ Guide to Pronunciation Teaching Using Online Resources. TESL-EJ

McMurry, B., West, R. E., Rich, P., Williams, D. D., Anderson, N. J., & Hartshorn, K. J., (2016). An evaluation framework for CALL, TESL-EJ, 20(2), 1-31.

McMurry, B., Rich, P. J., Hartshorn, K. J., Anderson, N. J., & Williams, D. D. (2016). Criteria Language Teachers Use When Selecting CALL Technologies. The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning,6(1), 49-65.

McMurry, B, L., Tanner, M. W., & Anderson, N. J. (2010). Self-Access Centers: Maximizing Learners’ Access to Center Resources. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 1(2), 100-114.

Cox, T., McCollum, R., McMurry, B. (2010). Ipods in the ESL Classroom Chapter in TESOL’s Classroom Practice Series

McMurry, B., Tanner, M., & Anderson, N. (2009). Self-Access Centers: Maximizing English Language Learners’ Access to Center Resources. TESL-EJ, 13(1).

MANUSCRIPTS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

James, J.C., Henrichsen, L., Tanner, M., McMurry, B.L. (2019) The Development of the Study Buddy Map, A Tool for L2 Conversation-Partner Programs. TESL Reporter

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

Sanders C., Tanner, M., & McMurry B.(under review). Teaching with Intention: The Perceived Benefits of Reflective Teaching Journals in TESOL Teacher Training. Journal of Teacher Education

PRESENTATIONS

McMurry, B.L. (2019). Hey Class, it’s TOEFL Tuesday! Teaching Tip presented at the 2019 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention. Atlanta, GA

McCollum, R.M, McMurry, B.L. (2019). Badges for Language Learning. Workshop presented at the 2019 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention. Atlanta, GA

Hartshorn, K.J., Hart, J., & McMurry, B.L. (2018). Language Skill Priorities among TESOL Practitioners, ESL students, and Their University Professors. Presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of Intermountain Teachers of English as a Second Language (I-TESOL), Salt Lake City, UT.

McMurry, B.L. (2018, September). How do I Teach Listening? Presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of Intermountain Teachers of English as a Second Language (I-TESOL), Salt Lake City, UT.

Hartshorn, K.J., Hart, J., & McMurry, B.L. (2018, March). Design, Deliver, Respond: Best Practices in Instructor and Course Evaluations. Pre-convention institute presented at Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Chicago, IL.

Hartshorn, K.J., Hart, J., & McMurry B.L. (2018, March). Effective Development, Utilization, and Analysis of ESL Teacher Evaluations. Paper presented at the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Chicago, IL.

Hartshorn, K.J., Hart, J., & McMurry B.L. (2017, October). Developing and Using Insightful ESL Teacher Evaluations. Presented at the 2017 Annual Conference of Intermountain Teachers of English as a Second Language (I-TESOL), Provo, UT.

Sanders, C., Tanner M., & McMurry, B.L. (2017, October).  Empowering Pre-Service TESOL Teachers through Reflective Teaching Journals. Presented at the 2017 Annual Conference of Intermountain Teachers of English as a Second Language (I-TESOL), Provo, UT.

Summers, M., Cox. T., & McMurry, B.L. (2017, October). To Thine Own Self Be True: How Well Do Can-Do Statements Predict Ability? Presented at the 2017 Annual Conference of Intermountain Teachers of English as a Second Language (I-TESOL), Provo, UT.

McMurry, B.L. & Sanders, C. (2016, October). Microcredentialling for Teacher Professional Development. Presented at the annual Intermountain TESOL conference, Provo, UT.

Wyatt, A. & McMurry, B.L. (2016). Do you want to be my study buddy? Electronic Poster presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Convention, Boston, MA.

Jackson, K., Summers, M., McMurry, B.L., Hart, J. (2016). ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Level Descriptors, and Learning Outcomes. Presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Convention, Boston, MA.

Summers, M., Cox. T., & McMurry, B.L. (2016). To Thine Own Self Be True: How Well Do Can-Do Statements Predict Ability? Presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Convention, Boston, MA.

Cox, T., Hart, J., & McMurry B.L. (2016).Systematic Approaches to Training Raters of ESL Speaking and Writing. Pre-convention institute presented at Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Toronto, Canada.

McMurry, B.L. & Hart, J. (2015). Adapting ACTFL Proficiency Levels for an Academic Intensive English Center. Roundtable presented at the Annual ACTFL Convention, San Diego, CA.

McMurry, B.L., Brown, K., Summers, M., & Stephens, C. (2015). Matching learning Outcomes to Learning Experiences. Presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of Intermountain Teachers of English as a Second Language (I-TESOL), West Yellowstone, MT.

McMurry, B.L. & Eckstein, G.E. (2015). Essentials of Curriculum Design and Development for ESL Teachers. Presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of Intermountain Teachers of English as a Second Language (I-TESOL), West Yellowstone, MT.

Pettersson, J. & McMurry, B.L. (2015). Common Sense Grading Practices Which Support Student Learning. Presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of Intermountain Teachers of English as a Second Language (I-TESOL), West Yellowstone, MT.

McMurry, B. L. (2015). Canvas — An LMS for language learning. Paper presented at InstructureCon 2015, Park City, UT.

Eckstein, G.E., Evans, N.W., Hartshorn, K.J., & McMurry, B. L. (2015).  A contextualized approach to curriculum change and improvement. Pre-convention institute presented at Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Toronto, Canada.

McMurry, B.L., Henrichsen, L., & Ripplinger, L. (2014). Digital Teaching Portfolios. Presented at the annual Intermountain TESOL conference, Orem, UT.

McMurry, B.L., & Pettersson, J. (2014). Assessment for Engagement: Extensive Reading and Canvas Quizzes. Presented at the annual Intermountain TESOL conference, Orem, UT.

Eckstein, G.E., Evans, N. W., & Hartshorn, K. J., McMurry, B. L. (2014). Curriculum design for ESL programs: Focus on the essentials. Workshop presented at the conference of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Portland, OR.

McMurry, B.L., & Pettersson, J. (2014). Assessment for Engagement: Extensive Reading and Canvas Quizzes. Presented at the conference of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Portland, OR.

McMurry, B.L., & Pettersson, J.  (2013). Tightening Up an IEP. Presented at the annual Intermountain TESOL conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

McMurry, B. L. (2013). Criteria language teachers use for selecting call technologies. Paper presented at Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Dallas, TX.

McMurry, B. L. (2012). An evaluation framework for CALL. Paper presented at the annual Intermountain TESOL conference, Orem, UT.

McMurry, B. L. (2012). Criteria language teachers use for selecting CALL technologies. Paper presented at the annual Intermountain TESOL conference, Orem, UT.

McMurry, B. L., Henrichsen, L., Ripplinger, L. (2012). Digital teaching portfolios. Paper presented at Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

McMurry, B. L. (2011). Creating a website for classroom use, online and blended learning, or to “flip” the classroom. Paper presented at the annual Intermountain TESOL conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

McMurry, B. L. (2010). Using google sites to create a class website. Paper presented at the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Electronic Village Boston, MA.

McMurry, B. L., & Henrichsen, L. (2010). Digital teaching portfolios. Paper presented at the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Electronic Village, Boston, MA.

McMurry, B. L. (2009a). Google sites workshops. Paper presented at the Intermountain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ITESOL) Conference, Provo, UT.

McMurry, B. L. (2009b). iLife, ESL, and the past tense. Paper presented at the AcademiX Apple Educator Conference Salt Lake City, UT.

McMurry, B. L. (2008). Make a phone call and use CALL. Paper presented at the Intermountain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ITESOL) Conference, St. George, UT.

Evans, N., Hartshorn, K. J., Thompson, C., McMurry, B. L., Dodge, I., & Magnusson, J. (2007). Developing a curriculum philosophy. Paper presented at the conference of Intermountain TESOL, Twin Falls, ID.

McMurry, B. L. (2007a). Google tools for teaching and learning. Paper presented at the Intermountain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ITESOL) Conference, Twin Falls, ID.

McMurry, B. L. (2007b). Open source software for teachers. Paper presented at the Intermountain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ITESOL) Conference, Twin Falls, ID.

McMurry, B. L., Cox, T., & McCollum, R. (2007). Ideas for IPODS. Paper presented at the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Seattle, WA.

McMurry, B. L., Cox, T., & McCollum, R. (2006). Podcasting and ESL. Paper presented at the Intermountain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ITESOL) Conference, Kaysville, UT.

McMurry, B. L. (2005). Using the web to promote autonomy. Paper presented at the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention Graduate Student Forum, San Antonio, TX.

McMurry, B. L., McMurry, A., Tarawhiti, N., & Porter, S. (2005). Integrated students in an intensive english program. Paper presented at the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention Graduate Student Forum, San Antonio, TX.

McMurry, B. L., Tanner, M., & Allen, E. (2004). Factors influencing autonomous learning by ESL students. Paper presented at the Deseret Language and Linguistics Society Symposium, Provo, UT.

McMurry, B. L., & Tanner, M. (2004). Training tutors for esl computer labs. Paper presented at the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Long Beach, CA.

MENTORING

MA Theses/Projects (committee member)

Aislin Davis, (2019). A Comparison of Mobile and Computer Receptive Language ESL Tests

Katherine Nobmann, (2018). Toward Meeting the Needs of Novice ESOL Teachers

Corbin Rivera, (2018). The Effects of Metacognitive Listening Strategy Instruction on ESL Learners’ Listening Motivation

Susie McGann, (2018). Evaluating and addressing the needs of non-native English speakers in management communication courses at Brigham Young University

Jenelle Cox, (2018). The Needs Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of An ESL Teachers’ Guide to Pronunciation Teaching Using Online Resources

Judy James, (2018). The Needs Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of theStudy Buddy Map: An English Language Tutoring Tool

Cassandra Sanders, (2017). Teaching with intention: The perceived benefits of reflective teaching journals in TESOL teacher training. 

Mariah Krauel, (2017). Designing and Developing an Online Self-Regulated Learning Course. 

Maria Summers, (2017). Investigating the Use of the ACTFL Can-Do Statements in a Self-Assessment in an Intensive English Program for Student Placement

SERVICE

2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, President – ITESOL

October 2012 – October 2017

  • served as board member
  • Organized 2014 Conference
Webmaster – ITESOL

January 2007 – October 2017

  • Maintained organization website
  • Designed and developed the conference registration and payment systems.
  • Managed e-mail list.
Treasurer – ITESOL

August 2008 – October 2010

  • Managed registration payments for annual conference and mini conferences.
  • Managed budget.
Higher-ED Interest Section Chair and Vice Chair – ITESOL

October 2006-October 2008

  • Planned and carried out interest section mini conferences.
  • Arranged for speakers during annual conferences.
Graduate Student Association Representative

January 2004- August 2005

  • served as a liaison between Graduate Students in the Linguistics and English Language Department and the University.
  • met with Graduate student representatives from other departments to plan academic activities for graduate students.
  • set policies and procedures for the Graduate Student Association.

LANGUAGES

Spanish – Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking
French – High proficiency in reading
Hebrew – Novice proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking

Chinese – Novice proficiency in speaking and listening

AWARDS

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award – BYU, September 2011
Grand Prize Winner of Innovative Instruction Competition – BYU, Mar 2011

  • Designed a literacy program that would allow students to work on reading fluency and accuracy autonomously and provide instant feedback to teachers.

Dean’s List, Brigham Young University, College of Humanities, December 2003
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America August 1994