Meet Your Instructor
Tracy Murphy, Communication Studies
Welcome to my online course! I am a proud faculty member of South Central College, with my home-base office in North Mankato. I have contributed to the college in a number of ways: Fulltime communication studies instructor since 2000, interim dean of liberal arts & sciences (2006-07), and a member of nearly every committee imaginable since I was hired in 2000. Currently, I am a member of the global committee and the assessment committee. I enjoy the subject of global education very much, especially after my Fulbright Group Project Abroad trip to China (2005) and my sabbatical (2008) teaching & researching also in China. These two experiences inspired me to seek future travel opportunities so I may share them with my students.
I currently teach all the communication studies courses offered at SCC including: Introduction to Human Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Small Group, and Public Speaking. Additionally, I teach both Interpersonal and Intercultural online.
Before teaching at South Central College, I received my graduate degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato; my bachelors degree at St. Cloud State University; and my associates degree at Itasca Community College. I was born in the woods in Grand Rapids, MN.
I have a terrific family, one husband and three children. We live in Minnesota Lake (25 miles south of Mankato). We have a very old house, a large yard for our three dogs, and an old school house.
I love to read, write, cook, dine, walk my dogs, study Chinese, and travel with my little family.
I enjoy meeting you and having you in my class!
South Central Online Courses:
- Intercultural Communications
- Interpersonal Communications