Joan Murray


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PhD, Indiana University,1973

MS, Boston University,1982

MA, Tufts University,1967

AB, Regis College,1961


Dr. Murray initiated the undergraduate communication certificate program in the early 1980s and spearheaded the establishment of an undergraduate communication major in 1986. She was instrumental in creating the graduate communication program in 2012. She continues to teach courses on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her specialties are public relations and intercultural communication and she has won several grants in the area of film studies. She has directed many of the graduate capstone theses/projects, as well as advising students completing the graduate practicum. Dr. Murray is an active member of several professional associations including the Boston Women Communicators, the Public Relations Society of America, the Publicity Club of New England, the National Communication Association and is the Director of Adult Evening Classes in German at Boylston Schul-verein.


Joan Murray, Handbook on Public Relations Practice prepared for Digital Corporation, 1991.


Person of the Year Achievement Award from Boylston Schul-Verein, 2012

Legacy Award of Boston Women Communicators, 2005

Certificate of Merit from AATG and Goethe Institute, 2005

Grant to participate in Seminar on German Culture in Halle, Germany, 2003

Regis College summer grants for film study, 2002, 1993, and 1990

Outstanding German Educator of Massachusetts, 2002 (Modern Foreign Language Association Award)

Kaneb Grant for film research at Film Institute Frankfurt, Germany, 2000

Ehrenverdienstkreuz (Cross of Honor) awarded by Federal Republic of Germany for efforts to promote German language and culture, 1995

Grant for Seminar on Mass Media in Wiesneck, Germany, 1980

Indiana University Research Grant in Cologne, Germany , 1970

Appointed to Delta Phi Alpha, German Honor Society, 1968

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