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English educator

Patrick Dennis Murphy, American English educator. Named Tamkang Chair lecturer Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, 1998; American Council of Learned Societies International Travel to Conferences grantee, 1990, SSHE Faculty Professional Development Research grantee, 1990, Fulbright Lecture/Research scholar University Ryukyus, Japan, 1997-1998.


Murphy, Patrick Dennis was born on October 19, 1951 in Joliet, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor in History, University of California at Los Angeles, 1973. Master of Arts in English, California State University, Northridge, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University California, Davis, 1986.


Teaching assistant English, Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages lecturer California State University, Northridge, 1982-1983. Teaching assistant, associate lecturer English University California, Davis, 1983-1987. Assistant professor English Indiana University Pennsylvania, 1987-1990, associate professor English, 1990-1994, professor English, since 1994, director graduate program in literature and criticism, 1991-1995.



Member Modern Language Association, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Association for the Study American Indian Lits., Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States, Western Literature Association.


Son of William Patrick Murphy and Evelyn Rae Spinozzi. M. Bonnie Iwasaki, June 5, 1982. 1 child, Mariko.

William Patrick Murphy

Evelyn Rae Spinozzi

Mariko Murphy