Dr. Breann E. Murphy

Assistant Professor
396 Merrill Hall
256-782-5389
bmurphy5@jsu.edu   

Dr. Murphy joined the faculty at Jacksonville State University shortly after receiving her doctoral degree. Her main research interest, which she continues to pursue, is examining the leadership of women who serve in executive roles in the communication industry, specifically in the field of public relations. She has also published scholarly work exploring athletic image repair and sport communication. Dr. Murphy serves as the Faculty Advisor of PRSSA, this university's professional student organization in public relations. Along with this service, she serves on the university's Women in Academia Support Group as the faculty representative for the College of Business and Industry and also serves as an academic advisor for the department's public relations and advertising concentration. Dr. Murphy is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), which is the national professional association for public relations practitioners. In 2022, she served as a Programming Chair for the state chapter, Alabama PRSA. She also continues to conduct collaborative work with local nonprofits and public relations agencies.

Breann Murphy

Education

  • Ph.D. in Communication and Information Science (Mass Communication with Specialization in Public Relations and Management), University of Alabama
  • M.A. in Communication Management (Public Relations), University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.A. in History with a Minor in Legal Affairs, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Courses Taught

  • COM 306 Sport Communication
  • COM 330 Introduction to Public Relations
  • COM 340 Public Relations Writing
  • COM 345 Social Media and Society
  • COM 380 Communication Law
  • COM 395 Ethics and Global Journalism
  • COM 440 Public Relations and Advertising Campaign Management