Journalism & Public Relations Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty


Shawn Murphy

Professor of Journalism
Cardinal Points Advisor


  • M.A., Journalism (Print), Northeastern University
  • B.A., English (Writing), Plymouth State College

Teaching Areas

  • Reporting and newswriting
  • Reporting masterpieces
  • U.S. press history
  • Newspaper practicum


Shawn W. Murphy serves as faculty adviser to Cardinal Points, the award-winning weekly student newspaper. Murphy also has taught and advised at Midland Lutheran College (Nebraska) and Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Prior to teaching, Murphy worked throughout New England and in Florida as a reporter, editor and photographer for several community newspapers and a news magazine.

Contact Shawn Murphy

Office: Ward Hall 217
Phone: (518) 564-2422