areas of expertise: effective writing and presentation skills, professional communication across cultures, english language and rhetoric in the global economy, teaching assistant/international teaching assistant development, literature, languages, and writing
Jane Dunphy directs MIT's English Language Studies Program and teaches a variety of subjects in professional and cross-cultural communication (Communication for Managers, Scientific and Technical Writing, Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening, and Communicating across Cultures).
She also collaborates with colleagues across MIT: Providing support to TAs and faculty members through workshops, seminars and consultations on effective teaching practices with the Teaching & Learning Lab; conducting workshops on the basics of intercultural communication for MIT's International Science & Technology Initiative; leading workshops and seminars on the Art of Effective Presentations and the Art of Professional Writing with departments and programs, such as the Singapore-MIT Alliance, Master of Engineering in Logistics program, Science, Technology & Policy program, Comparative Media Studies and Center for Material Science & Engineering.
Beyond MIT, she has designed programs on different aspects of professional communication for a variety of high-tech companies and academic institutions, including Daimler Chrysler, GEN3, the International Institute in Spain, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard College, Yale University and the Heller School at Brandeis University.
Her research interests focus on best practices in professional communication protocols across cultures. Dunphy is co-author of Strategies for Teaching Assistant and International Teaching Assistant Development: Beyond Micro Teaching (Jossey-Bass), published in 2007.
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