Jeffrey W. Murray, Associate Professor

Photo of Jeffrey MurrayHarris Hall, Room 5165
1015 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
Box 842015

Jeffrey W. Murray joined the Focused Inquiry program for its pilot year in Fall 2006 and has been an active participant in the department’s Undergraduate Teaching Assistant program since its inception.  He earned master’s degrees in Biophysics, Religious Studies (Bioethics), and Rhetoric and Communication Studies from the University of Virginia in 1990, 1991, and 1994, respectively, and a doctoral degree in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa in 1998.  He has published eighteen articles in the areas of philosophy of rhetoric and communication ethics, as well as two book monographs, Face to Face in Dialogue:  Emmanuel Levinas and (the) Communication (of) Ethics and Kenneth Burke: A Dialogue of Motives.  Most recently, he has expanded his research into the scholarship of teaching and learning, publishing several articles in various outlets, including Open Review of Educational Research and Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  He is an avid distance runner, considers King Lear to be the best play ever written, prefers Dostoevsky to all other novelists combined, enjoys listening to classical music, jazz, and Rush, and is accompanied on his life journey by his soulmate Theresa, their daughter Julia, and Linus, a dog.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Department of Focused Inquiry

Harris Hall, 5th Floor
1015 Floyd Avenue
Box 842015
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2015

Phone: 804-827-0838

Updated: 6/10/2019

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