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Cynthia Murphy
Associate Professor of English
School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
General Studies
(860) 913-2085
Office Location
247 Riverside Drive - First Floor
Courses Taught
Currently teaching ENG 101, ENG 102 & ENG 245
Welcome to my faculty page. After teaching English at Goodwin for almost seven years, I still love to meet and learn about each student that walks into my classroom. The stories and insights that students bring to the classroom amaze me. I also believe that we should never stop learning, and that we are never too old or too educated to discover something new. Education can be as surprising as a twenty-dollar bill in a closeted coat.
MA, English/Creative Writing, Trinity College, May 2004
BA, English, French minor, Albertus Magnus College, 1995
Honors / Awards
2004: Trinity College Paul Smith Special Commendation Award for excellence in creative writing, Poetry
2003: New Millennium Writings, Awards XV, Honorable Mention, Poetry
2003, 2004: Mattia Poetry Competition, Honorable Mention, Poetry
2012: Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. First Place Winner, ½ Hour TV Pilot.
2012: Reel Authors International Breakout Screenplay Contest. Finalist, ½ Hour TV Pilot.
Short Stories

“Guarded in Castor Grove.” Adanna Literary Journal: Issue 2. Ed. Christine Redman-Waldeyer. New Jersey: Adanna Literary Journal, 2012. 85 – 89. Print.

"Blackberry Picking." The Beacon: Issue I. East Hartford, CT: Goodwin University, 2011. Print.
Edited Books

Study on the state of bridges in America. 2003. (Unpublished to date by Karl Koch III, co-author of Men of Steel: The Story of the Family that Built the World Trade Center. NY: Crown, 2002.)

NewsFactor Network. Ad hoc contributor. 2000 - 2001. Online.

"Why my grandmother had castanets." One Small Step. Nags Head, NC: Icarus International, 2002. Print.

"Roy Richards, Landscaper." View From One Hundred. Nags Head, NC: Icarus International, 2003. Print.

Sitcom Pilot “Forked.” First Place Winner, Current Contention for Grand Prize. Fresh Voices. 2012 Screenplay Competition.

Sitcom Pilot “Forked.” Finalist. Reel Authors International. 2012 Breakout Screenplay Contest.
Conference Presentations
Three short stories, Guarded in Castor Grove, Night Light, and As Drops of Rain became selections of the esteemed Stony Brook Southampton Writer’s Conference, 2009, 2010 and 2011