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Patricia Murphy

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Biography

Patricia Murphy is a Principal Lecturer at Arizona State University where she teaches magazine production. Murphy earned her B.A. in English and French from Miami University and her MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from Arizona State University. In 2008 she founded the literary magazine Superstition Review, which became her full-time teaching position at the University in 2012. Each semester she mentors 30-40 students through the steps of running the magazine including editing, blogging, advertising, and social media. In Spring of 2016 she won the Faculty Women’s Association Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. In Spring 2009 she was recognized at the highest level of the university, receiving a Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Student Mentoring. She has taught 206 classes at ASU and has offered many workshops on pedagogy and teaching strategies to ASU faculty. In 2011 she developed the course Travel Writing for ASU Online, and offers it four times a year. In July 2017 she will teach both Travel Writing and Blogging as a Study Abroad trip to Cuba.

Murphy's book of poems Hemming Flames won the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award. A chapter from her memoir in progress was published by New Orleans Review.

Murphy has read her work at Changing Hands in Tempe, Antigone Books in Tucson, the Tempe Center for the Arts during the Tempe Poetry in April celebration, the Swarthout Awards Ceremony, the Gateway College awards ceremony, the Shemer Art Center, and Eye Lounge Gallery in Phoenix. She delivered the Keynote Address at the 2nd Annual Friends Benefit Dinner for the Casa Grande Public Library. She has served as a Faculty Ambassador to local high schools and community centers. She has presented papers at the Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference, the College Composition and Communication Conference, the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, and the Western States Composition Conference.

Murphy has published her writing in many of the top national literary magazines including The Massachusetts Review, Black Warrior Review, Third Coast, Clackamas Literary Review, New Orleans Review, Wisconsin Review, Notre Dame Review, Seattle Review, The South Carolina Review, Cimarron Review, Kalliope, Quarterly West, American Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Green Mountains Review, Indiana Review, and The Iowa Review.

She has published four book chapters including "Between Sentiment and Language: Creating Tension." in Wingbeats: Exercises and Practices in Poetry, "To Friend or Not to Friend: Social Networking and Your Professors." Snarktastic, "Will Work for Free: Campus Publications and You." Snarktastic, and with Duane Roen and Ryan Muckerheide "Teaching in the Wake of National Tragedy." in Trauma and the Teaching of Writing.

She has received fully or partially funded stays at several artists organizations including Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Ragdale Foundation, Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Mesa Refuge.

Murphy has traveled to 38 countries including Hungary, China, Thailand, Korea, Venezuela, and Argentina. A fitness enthusiast, she has raced in over 90 events such as marathons, duathlons, and triathlons. She lives in Phoenix with her partner John Hetrick and two dogs.

Research Interests
Creative Writing, Contemporary American Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, French Literature and Culture, Distance Learning
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 493Honors Thesis
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 484Internship
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 493Honors Thesis