Professor Murphy's Story
Since joining the Rutgers faculty in 2008, Andy Murphy has taught a variety of courses in political theory, led the Whitman Center, served as the book review editor of the journal Politics and Religion, been elected to the university senate, and served on various School of Arts and Sciences and university committees.
He has also earned the high praise of his students.
"Professor Murphy is amazing,” wrote one student reviewer. “This is the second class I've taken with him and cannot wait to take another one of his classes in the fall!"
In addition, Murphy’s contributions involve directing the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship Program in Leadership and Social Policy. Murphy leads a seminar in the fall, guides lengthy research projects in the spring, and organizes student outings to the United Nations and to Washington D.C. where they meet with lobbyists, diplomats, members of Congress, and national media outlets to engage with practitioners to discuss the issues raised in class.
"Professor Murphy is by far one of the best professors I've had at Rutgers,” another student wrote. “His enthusiasm for the material and his way of engaging students with humor and general care for the subject is why this class was such a good one.”