Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy

Associate Professor, Educational Foundations

Research areas


teacher education; curriculum studies; mathematics education; teacher & children’s knowledge; narrative inquiry;  familial curriculum making; interwoven lives of children, families, & teachers

Curriculum Vitae


Academic Credentials

Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2004, Department of Elementary Education
M. Ed., University of Alberta, 2000, Department of Elementary Education
B. Ed., University of Alberta, 1985

Honours/Awards

  • Provosts' College Teaching Award, University of Saskatchewan, 2012
  • Outstanding Publication Award, Narrative Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, 2012
  • Outstanding Book Award Division B: Curriculum American Educational Research Association, 2009
  • Best Children’s Book (for 9/10ths happy story from Africa) Alberta Book Awards, 2009
  • Outstanding Book Award for the Narrative and Research Special Interest Group of American Educational Research Association, 2008
  • Instructor of the Year (2009), College of Education
  • Graduates’ Choice Instructor of the Year (2008), College of Education

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIPS

University of Saskatchewan, College of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007-present

International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, Scholar Member

Professors of Curriculum

EXTERNAL ACTIVITY

Book Review Editor, Teaching and Teacher Education, 2012

Chair of Narrative Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (April 2011-April 2012)

CO-Chair of Narrative Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (April 201O-April 2011)

Research Grants

Completed

Ward, A., Glanfield, F. & Murphy, M.S. (2008) Reclaiming teacher practice as intellectual work. Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada.

*Clandinin, D.J. (University of Alberta), Huber, J. (St. Francis Xavier University), Murphy, M.S., & Murray Orr, A. (St. Francis Xavier University). A narrative inquiry into children and teachers’ curriculum making experiences in an achievement testing era. Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Murphy, M.S. (2008). Understanding the Intersection of Teacher Identity and Mathematics Education. John Ranton McIntosh Research and Development Grant, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.

Murphy, M.S., Campbell, K., Clarke, C., Cox, C., Glanfield, F., Reeves, T.,  & Storey, K. The relationship between the assessment process and children’s and teacher’s knowledge and identity in mathematics. Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching.

J. Huber, D.J. Clandinin, M. Huber, K. Keats Whelan, D. Labbé, Murphy, M.S., & P. Steeves. Reshaping classroom and school contexts: Learning from stories of Aboriginal children and families.Research Grant, , from Dr. Stirling McDowell Research Foundation Grant.

Murphy, M.S. & Holden, K. Influence of technology on teacher narratives. Innovations in Technology Grant, Parkland School Division.

Murphy, M.S., Holden, K., Clark, B.,  & Dorby, T. Study of the relationship between gender and technology in elementary and junior high students, Innovations in Technology Grant, Parkland school Division.

Publications

Dissertation

Murphy, M. Shaun, (2004) Understanding children’s knowledge: A narrative inquiry into school experiences. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Books

Huber, J., Murphy, M.S., & Clandinin, D.J. (2011) Places of Curriculum Making:
            Narrative Inquiries into Children’s Lives in Motion
. Emerald Group Publishing.

Clandinin, D. J., Huber, J., Huber, M., Murphy, M.S., Pearce, M., Murray-Orr, A., & Steeves, P., (2006). Composing diverse identities: Narrative inquiries into the interwoven lives of children and teachers. London: Routledge. Chapters in Books

Chapters in Books

Murphy, M.S. (2012) Mathematics and social justice in grade 1. In National Association for the Education of Young Children (Ed.) Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Math

Murphy, M.S. Ross, V., & Huber,J., (2012) Attending to the temporal dimension of narrative inquiry into teacher educator identities. In Ross, V., Chan, E. & Keyes, D. (Eds). Narrative Inquirers in the Midst of Meaning-making: Interpretive Acts of Teacher Educators. Emerald Group Publishing.UK

Murphy, M.S., (2010) Report Card Poetry In C. J. Craig & L. F. Deretchin (Eds.), Teacher Education Yearbook XX. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Clandinin, D.J., Steeves, P., Pearce, M., Murray-Orr, A., Murphy, M.S., Huber, M., & Huber, J. (2009).  What we know first:  Interrupting the plotline of institutional narrative of individualism.  In W. Gershon, (Ed.),  The collaborative turn: Working together in qualitative research. Rotterdam, The Netherlands:  Sense Publishers

Steeves, P., Yeom, J., Pushor, D. Nelson, C.,Mwebi, B., Murray Orr, A., Murphy, M.S., Glanfield, F. Huber, J. and Clandinin, D. J. (2009). The Research Issues Table: A Place of Possibilities for the Education of Teacher Educators. In C.J. Craig and L.F.  Deretchin (Eds.) The TEACHER EDUCATION  YEARBOOK XVII: Teacher Learning in Small Group Settings. Maryland: Scarecrow Education (An imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group).

Clandinin, D. J., & Murphy, M. S. (2006). The future of narrative inquiry methodologies. In Clandinin, D. Jean (Ed.). Handbook of narrative inquiry methodologies: Mapping a methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Huber, J., Murphy, M.S., & Clandinin, D. J. (2004). Creating communities of cultural
imagination: Negotiating a curriculum of diversity. In J. Phillion, M. F. He, & F. M. Connelly (Eds.). Multicultural Education: Narrative and Experience. San Francisco: Sage Publishing.

Murphy, M.S., & Clandinin, D. J. (2000). Stories of technology: Shaping school landscapes. In Pagnucci, G., & Mauriello, N. (Eds.), The future of narrative discourse: Internet constructs of literacy and identity. Works and Days. 17/18(33-34, 35-36), 331-348.

Papers in refereed journals

Costa e Silva, C. & Murphy, M. S.(2011) A narrative inquiry research into two EFL teachers' curriculum making experience1 Revista de Estudos Canadenses – NEC-UF, 1(2)

Murphy, M.S., Huber , J. & Clandinin, D.J. (in press) Narrative Inquiry into Two Worlds of Curriculum Making. Learning Landscapes.

Murphy, M.S., & Glanfield, F. (2010) Mathematics teacher educator identity: A conversation Between a specialist and generalist. in education 16(2)

Murphy, M.S., Pinnegar, E., & Pinnegar, S. (accepted) Exploring ethical tensions on the path to becoming a teacher. Teacher. Teacher Education Quarterly.

Glanfield, F., & Murphy, M.S. (2011). Possibilities for Understanding Children’s Mathematics Knowledge. Delta-K

Clandinin, D.J., Huber, J., & Murphy, M.S. (2011) Familial Curriculum Making: Re-shaping the Curriculum Making of Teacher Education, International Journal of Early Childhood Education

Murphy, M.S., & Pinnegar, S. (2011) Teacher Educator Identity Emerging from Identity as a Person, Studying Teacher Education

Murphy, M.S., & Pinnegar, S. (2011) Teacher Educator Identity Emerging as Teachers Educators Enact their Roles, Studying Teacher Education

Pinnegar, S. & Murphy, M.S. (2011)Teacher Educator Identity Emerging within a Teacher Educator Collective, Studying Teacher Education

Pinnegar, S. & Murphy, M.S. (2011) Teacher Educator Identity Emerging through Positioning Self and Others, Studying Teacher Education

Clandinin, D.J., Murphy, M.S., Huber, J. & Murray-Orr, A. (2009).  Negotiating narrative inquiries:  Living in a tension-filled midst.  Journal of Educational Research, 103(2), 81-90.

Murphy, M.S. (2009). Mathematics and social justice in grade 1: How children understand inequality and represent it. Young Children 64(3).

Murphy, M.S.. (2009). Stories in Relationship: Experience, Identity, and Epistemology in an Elementary Classroom. Learning landscapes

Clandinin, D.J., & Murphy, M.S.. (2009) Response to The Construction Zone: Literary Elements in Narrative Research. Educational Researcher

Murray-Orr, A., Murphy, M.S., & Pearce, M. (2007). Stories of school, stories in school: Understanding two Aboriginal children’s competing and conflicting stories of curriculum. The Canadian Journal of Native Education, 30(2).

Huber, J., Murphy, M.S.,  & Clandinin, D.J. (2004). Creating communities of cultural imagination: Negotiating a curriculum of diversity. Curriculum Inquiry, 33(4), 343-362.

Contributed Papers in Published Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

Murphy, M. S. & Pinnegar, E. (2010) Do narratives do more than tell a story? International Conference on Self Study of Teacher Education Practices. Herstmonceux, England.

Murphy, M. S., Pinnegar, S., & Pinnegar, E. (2008) Exploring Identity and ethics in dialogue on the path to becoming a teacher. International Conference on Self Study of Teacher Education Practices. Herstmonceux, England.

Glanfield, F, Murphy, M.S., & Towers, J. (2009) Co-emergence and collective mathematical knowing. In  Tzekaki, M., Kaldrimidou, M. & Sakonidis, H. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 2 Thessaloniki, Greece: PME.

TECHNICAL REPORTS RELEVANT TO ACADEMIC FIELD

Murphy, M.S., Clarke, C., Cox, C., Sharpe, R., Reeve, T., Storey, K. Yarchenko, K., Campbell, K., & Glanfield, F. (2010) The relationship between the assessment process and children’s and teachers’ knowledge and identity in mathematics. Research Report. Saskatoon, SK: Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching

Huber, J., Clandinin, D. J., Huber, M., Keats Whelan, K., Labbé, D., Murphy, M.S., & Steeves, P. (2002). Reshaping classroom and school contexts: Learning from stories of Aboriginal children and families. Research Report Saskatoon, SK: Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation. (note: coauthored, equal percentage of work done by all authors on entire work)

INVITED LECTURES OUTSIDE U OF S AND INVITED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Huber, J., Clandinin, D.J., & Murphy, M.S. (October, 2010). Familial Curriculum making: Reshaping the curriculum making of teacher education. Invited presidential address by J. Huber. Korean Early Childhood Education Conference, Busan, Korea.

Murphy, M.S. (2010) Teaching Mathematics and Science as Intellectual Practice. Invited Key note address, Sciematics Conference, Regina, November, 2010.

Murphy, M.S., & Huber, J. (2011) Teacher Education Structured Poster Session (Discussant). Invited discussant at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Murphy, M.S., Huber, J., & Ross, V. (2011) Dimensions of Temporality. An invited paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Clandinin, D.J., Murphy, M.S., Huber, J., & Murray Orr, A. (2010) Negotiating narrative inquiries: Living in a tension-filled midst. Narrative Research SIG Business Meeting. Narrative Inquiry: Seeking Relations as Modes of Interactions. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Murphy, M.S., & Lyons. N.M. (2010) The Familial Perspective in Storied Lives (Discussant). Invited discussant at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Murphy, M.S. & Glanfield, F. (2008, November) Positioning ourselves in our research. A paper presented at the Learning from Practice conference. Saskatoon, SK.

Murphy, M.S. (2008, July) Learning alongside children in mathematics. Seeing the World Mathematically Institute, Edmonton, Alberta. (Invited Keynote)

Murphy, M.S. (2008, July) How might we see ourselves in mathematics education. Seeing the World Mathematically Institute, Edmonton, Alberta. (Invited Keynote)

Murphy, M.S. & Glanfield, F. (2007, August) The Learning Assessment Connection in Mathematics: Complexity in Discrete and Continuous Representations. Coming to Know Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

Murphy, M.S. & Glanfield, F. (2007, August) The Learning Assessment Connection in Mathematics: Complexity in Discrete and Continuous Representations. Coming to Know Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

Clandinin, D.J., Murphy, M.S. & Murray Orr, A. (2007, May) How Might We Help the Deans’ Accord on Teacher Education Live Well in Faculties of Education? Panel Member.  Canadian Association for Teacher Education pre conference, Saskatoon, SK.

Murphy M.S. (2007, March). Assessment and the Leaner/Curriculum Connection.Paper presented at Making Connections conference, Saskatoon, SK.

Murphy M.S. (2006, August). Big ideas in a mathematics classroom. Plenary address to Coming to Know conference, Saskatoon, SK. (1.5 hr)

Murphy M.S. (2006, August). Big ideas in a mathematics classroom. Plenary address to Coming to Know conference, Saskatoon, SK. (1.5 hr)

Murphy, M.S. (2006, October). Big ideas in mathematics in a primary classroom. Paper presented  at Sciematics, Regina, SK.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Murphy, M. S. & Pinnegar, E. (2010) Do narratives do more than tell a story? International Conference on Self Study of Teacher Education Practices. Herstmonceux, England.

Murphy, M. S., Pinnegar, S., & Pinnegar, E. (2008) Exploring Identity and ethics in dialogue on the path to becoming a teacher. International Conference on Self Study of Teacher Education Practices. Herstmonceux, England.

Glanfield, F, Murphy, M.S., & Towers, J. (2009) Co-emergence and collective mathematical knowing. In  Tzekaki, M., Kaldrimidou, M. & Sakonidis, H. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 2 Thessaloniki, Greece: PME.

SELECTED PAPERS/ABSTRACTS AT CONFERENCES

Clandinin,D.J., Huber,J., & Murphy, M.S. (2012) Shifting Our Stories To Live By: Awakening Through Our Work as Narrative Inquirers. Narrative Matters. Paris, France.

Driedger Enns, L. & Murphy, M.S. (2012) Passion in an Early Career Teacher Identity: Interruptions That Sustain on the Professional Knowledge Landscape. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, B.C.

Glanfield,F. , Murphy, M.S. & Ward, A. (2012) Teaching as intellectual work. Annual meeting of Invisible College, Vancouver, B.C.

Clandinin,D.J., Huber,J. & Murphy, M.S. (2012)  Reverberations From Narrative Inquiries: Reliving Our Lives. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, B.C.

Huber, J., Murphy, M.S., & Clandinin,D.J. The in-between spaces of familial and school curriculum making: A narrative inquiry into children’s negotiations of embodied tensions. A paper presented at the meeting of the Narrative, Arts-based, and “Post” Approaches to Social Research, Phoenix, AZ.

Chan, E., Murphy, M.S., Huber, J., & Ross, V. (2011) Making visible narrative understandings: Dimensions of temporality. A paper presented at the meeting of the Narrative, Arts-based, and “Post” Approaches to Social Research, Phoenix, AZ.

Murphy, M.S., Huber, J., Yi Li, Nelson, C.,  & Young, M. (2011) A Curriculum of Lives in Teacher Education,A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Invisible College, New Orleans, LA

Murphy, M.S., Glanfield, F., Ward, A., Chung, S., & Driedger-Enns, L. (2011) Tensions in early career teachers’ stories to live by: Identity making in conflicting and competing stories. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Huber, J., Clandinin, D.J., &  Murphy, M.S. (2011) Narrative understandings of children as assessment makers in school and familial curriculum making. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Glanfield, F., Murphy, M.S., & Ward, A. (2011) Intellectual work in teaching: Perspectives of early career teachers. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Murphy, M.S., Huber, J., Young, M., Nelson, C., & Yi Li. (2011) Storying and restorying experiences: Teacher education through narrative inquiry processes. A paper presented at the meeting of Narrative Research in Progress, Anchorage, AK.

Glanfield, F. Murphy, M.S., & Ward, A. (2010) Multiple Perspectives on Teaching as Intellectual Work. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education. Montreal, QUE.

Ward, A., Murphy, M.S., Glanfield, F., Stevens, D., Chung, S., & Lemisko, L.(2010) The Potential of Field Experiences for Preparing Teacher Candidates for Teaching as Intellectual Work. Working table at the Canadian Association of

Murphy, M.S. & Pinnegar, S. (2010) Taking Up the Idea of a Curriculum of Lives: Narrative Inquiries Into Teachers, Teacher Educators, and School Stories. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Huber, J., Murphy, M.S., Clandinin, D.J., Mitton Kukner, J., & Murray Orr, A. (2010) Places of Narrative Inquiry in Home, School, and Community. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Glanfield, F., Murphy, M.S., & Sterenberg, G. (2010) Teachers as learners, Children as teachers of Mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA.

Murphy, M.S., & Huber, J. (2010) Children as Assessment-Makers. Paper presented at (E)merging Professionalism Conference. Regina, Sk.

Glanfield, F, Murphy, M.S., & Towers, J. (2009) Co-emergence and collective mathematical knowing. Paper presented at the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 2 Thessaloniki, Greece: PME.

Huber, J., Murphy, S., & Lawrence, E. A. (2009, January). Narrative, Identity & Curriculum: Negotiating New Relationships among children, Families, Community members and teachers paper presented at the (E)merging Professionalism Conference, Regina, SK.

Murphy, M. S., Pinnegar, S., & Pinnegar, E. (2008) Exploring Identity and ethics in dialogue on the path to becoming a teacher. International Conference on Self Study of Teacher Education Practices. Herstmonceux, England.

Huber, J., Mitton, J., Clandinin, D.J., Chung, S., Driedger-Enns, L., Lawrence, E., Tinkham, J.R., Murphy, B., Murphy, M.S.,  & Murray-Orr, A.E. (2009, April). Infusing Art-Based Methods Into the Creation of Field Texts: Co-compositions by Participants and Researchers in a Relational Inquiry. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Murray-Orr, A.E.,  Tinkham, J.R., Murphy, M.S., Driedger-Enns, L., Lawrence, E., Murphy, B.,Mitton, J., Huber, J., Chung, S., & Clandinin, D.J. (2009, April). Stories of Parents’ Experiences of Living the Tensions in the Spaces Between Mandated. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Murphy, M.S., Pinnegar, E., & Pinnegar, S (2009, April) Beginning the Ethical Conversation With Preservice Teachers. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Glanfield, F., Murphy, M.S., & Ward, A. (2009, April). Understanding teaching as intellectual work. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Invisible College, San Diego, CA.

Murphy, M.S., Richard Osguthorpe, R., & Eliza Pinnegar, E. (2009, April). Considering the moral and ethical in teaching. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Invisible College, San Diego, CA.

Storey, K., Campbell, K., Sharp, R., Clarke, C., Nelson, K., Cox, C., Glanfield, F., & Murphy, M.S., (2009, November). The relationship between the assessment process and children’s and teachers’ knowledge and identity in mathematics/ Paper presented at the Learning from Practice conference, Saskatoon, SK.

Murphy, M.S. (2008 April) Mathematics and Social Justice: Representation and Literature in a Primary Classroom A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Salt Lake City, UT.

Clandinin, D.J., Chung, S., Huber, J., Mitton, J., Murphy, B., Murphy, M.S., Murray Orr, A., & Tinkham, J. (2008, March). Stories of tensions as children negotiate their identities on school landscapes. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Murphy, M.S., Glanfield, F., & Pushor, D. (2008, March). Narrative constructions of elementary teachers’ mathematical knowledge, practices, and identity. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Murphy, M.S, & Glanfield, F. (2008, March) Borders of teacher identity. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Invisible College, New York, NY.

Pinnegar, S. & Murphy, M.S. (2008, March) Ethics and identity in becoming a teacher. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Invisible College, New York, NY.

Murphy, M.S. & Glanfield, F. (2007, May).Mathematics teacher identity: A specialist and generalist conversation. Paper presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Saskatoon, SK.

Murphy, M.S. & Murray Orr, A. (2007, May).Reconsidering children’s stories to live by alongside children’s literature. Paper presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Saskatoon, SK.

Murphy, M.S. (2007, April). Studying student work to understand identity and learning. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Invisible College,  Chicago, Illinois.

Murphy, M.S. (2007, April). Stories in relationship: Experience, identity, and epistemology in an elementary classroom. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois

Murphy, M.S. (2006, November). Student identity in subject matter. An invited paper presented at the Academic Homeplace Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.

Murray-Orr, A., Murphy, M.S., & Pearce, M. (2006, April). Stories of school, stories in school: Understanding two Aboriginal children’s competing and conflicting stories of curriculum. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Clandinin, D.J., Murphy, M.S., & Rosiek, J. (2006, April). Looking back, imagining  forward: The future of narrative inquiry. In D. Jean Clandinin and Stefinee Pinnegar (Chairs) Composing a handbook of narrative inquiry. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Murphy, M.S. (2004, April). Fictionalised interim texts: A method for field text and research analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  San Diego, California.

Murphy, M.S., & Pearce, M. (2004, April). Attending to the experience of curriculum. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  San Diego, California.