Greer Murphy is Visiting Professor of Writing and TELP Director, and teaches a variety of WRIT and TELP classes focusing on developing the writing, reading, and critical thinking skills of international and domestic students at Woodbury University. She first participated in the university during the summer of 2010 as manager of the Embassy Summer Program and later joined the Writing Department in the spring of 2012. Prior to working at the university, Prof. Murphy taught in an intensive English program at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania and in the Bilingual Project at El Buen Gobernador School in Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain.
An alumna of the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, Prof. Murphy’s professional interests include curriculum design, teacher training, and program administration. Her past projects include developing a proposal for international student orientation at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, leading a series of cross-cultural communication workshops at Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville (California) and facilitating teacher training sessions for elementary school teachers in Ciudad Romero, El Salvador and Madrid, Spain.
Outside of the Woodbury classroom, Prof. Murphy practices, and holds teaching rank in, Kyokushin karate. She believes that success in the martial arts—as in language learning—depends on diligence, patience, and a willingness to learn from one’s mistakes. She enjoys helping students of all ages and abilities to develop confidence, challenge the limits of what they think is possible, and pursue a wide variety of personal, academic, and professional goals.
Education: B.S., International Politics, Georgetown University; M.A., TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Amy Ling Uy
Amy Ling Uy is Administrative Coordinator for TELP. Prior to joining Woodbury University in 2012, she served international students as international student services representative with Study Group at Woodbury and academic coordinator at a Los Angeles based English language training center. In addition to serving international students, she has also worked with local students as graduate academic advisor at Argosy University. Previously, she taught math, English, and thematic studies local elementary and junior high school students in Hong Kong.
Education: B.A., Communication Studies and Linguistics with a minor in ESL, California State University Northridge; M.A., Counseling Psychology, Mount St. Mary’s College; Certificate, Teaching English as a Second Language, California State University Northridge.