Joddy R. Murray is a Professor of Rhetoric & New Media in the department of English. He earned his undergraduate at the United States Air Force Academy, his M.Ed. at the University of Oklahoma, an M.F.A. in poetry from Texas State University, San Marcos, and his Ph.D. in Composition & Cultural Rhetoric from Syracuse University. Dr. Murray teaches multimodal authoring courses, composition courses, creative writing courses, and graduate-level doctoral courses in Rhetoric & Composition. Dr. Murray was awarded the 2018 Engaged Faculty Award and was a finalist for the Dean’s Award in Research Excellence (2016). Dr. Murray has been a member of the faculty senate since 2010 and the Chair of the Academic Excellence Committee for three years.