Patricia Murphy is a Principal Lecturer at Arizona State University where she teaches magazine production and creative writing. 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 2017 she won the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Outstanding Teacher Award. In Spring 2016 she won the ASU 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 2010 she developed the course Travel Writing for ASU Online, and offers it four times a year.