Dr. Sharon Murphy
York University, Toronto, Canada
May 6, 2012, 7:00 p.m. EST/USA
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Dr. Sharon Murphy is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, York University. She began her career in education as an elementary school special education teacher in Newfoundland and Labrador. She later went on to become an educational consultant for several years with the Newfoundland Government’s Learning Center where her work focused exclusively on educational assessment. She also worked as a consultant with the Government of Newfoundland’s Department of Education and developed a handbook for teachers of children experiencing difficulties in reading and writing.
Sharon Murphy’s research interests include assessment and literacy learning. Her current research involves the development of an approach to assessment that is motivated by ethical and epistemological considerations. She has co-authored or co-edited books on literacy education (Literacy education through Language Arts), arts education (Telling pieces: Art as literacy in middle grade classes), literacy assessment (Fragile evidence: A critique of reading assessment), and curricular materials in literacy (Report card on basal readers), and has written numerous articles in academic and professional journals and books. She has also held administrative appointments as Director of the Graduate Program in Education and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University. firstname.lastname@example.org
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