After an extensive search, The University of Arizona Critical Languages Dept. hired Muriel to be the Scottish Gaelic Language Expert (see letter attached, Dr. Dunkel U of A). Since 1997, she has developed the curriculum, created the program and taught the classes. Starting with Gaelic 101 for three students in 1998, the program now extends to Gaelic 301 and fourteen students. This program has already become a source of material for Scottish Gaelic instruction at the University of Pittsburgh through a collaboration with Professor Kevin McLaughlin.