Peter E. Murphy

Peter has been leading professional development workshops for teachers since 1986. He founded Murphy Writing of Stockton University to share his successful teaching strategies more widely. Here are some highlights of his qualifications and honors:

  • Twice named a Distinguished Teacher by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars
  • A Master Teacher for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Summer Institute since 1999, Poetry consultant to The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation since 1986 and advisor to numerous other arts and educational institutions
  • Teacher of high school English, creative writing and humanities for 29 years, part time college writing instructor since 1982
  • Recipient of fellowships from The Folger Shakespeare Library, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
  • Author of Stubborn Child, a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize, and three poetry chapbooks, Thorough & Efficient, Mr. Nobody and Atlantic City Lives (Forthcoming in 2015)
  • Founder of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, an annual conference for teachers, writers and artists, established in 1994
  • Longtime reader & rater for Educational Testing Service
  • M.A. in English Education from New York University where he wrote his thesis on teaching writing to high school students

Amanda Murphy

Amanda holds an M.A. from the University of Delaware in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators and has led workshops for students and teachers in venues including the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Previously she was Deputy Director of the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute, worked in arts management and for a London-based non-governmental organization. At Murphy Writing, Amanda handles the event planning, marketing and websites. She spends what's left of her time trying to keep Peter organized.

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