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Assistant Professor – new and emerging media
Journalism Department
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL

E-mail: scmurley -at- gmail.com



Doctoral studies, Mass Communication: University of South Carolina – Columbia Cognate: Library and Information Science

M.A., Communication, 2001: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – Fort Worth, Texas
Thesis: Facades of God: A Traveler’s Journey
Photographs of churches along U.S. 69 in Texas with accompanying text and graphic design.

B.S., Communication, 1995: Lamar University – Beaumont, Texas
Emphasis: Print Journalism

• Best Completed Student Paper Award, Biting the Hand that Feeds: Blogs and second-level agenda setting, with Chris Roberts, Media Convergence Conference, BYU, 2005

• First Place Graduate Student Presentation Award – Communication Division. Who’s Your Daddy: Supreme Court perceptions of the Parent-Child Relationship as They Relate to Technology, 2004
• Second Place Graduate Student Day Oral Presentation Award – Communication and Language Division, Bloggers Strike a Nerve: Examining the intersection of blogging and journalism, with Kim Smith, 2005

• Second Place Graduate Student Day Oral Presentation Award – Communication and Technology Division, Biting the Hand that Feeds: Blogs and Second-Level Agenda Setting, with Chris Roberts, 2006

• Mass Communication Department Outstanding Faculty Award, North Greenville College, 2002-2003

• Dean’s List, SWBTS, Spring 2001

• First Place, special automotive publications, lead designer, Inland Press Association, 1999

• President’s List, Lamar University, Fall 1995

• Faculty Academic List, SWBTS, Fall 1996 and Spring 1997

• Awards for writing, page layout and design and photography from Texas Press Association, 1992-1996.

• Dean’s List, Lamar University, Fall 1987

• Press Club of Southeast Texas Scholarship recipient, 1987 and 1988


2007-present – Assistant Professor for new and emerging media – Eastern Illinois University
Teach courses in online journalism, advise student news web site and participate in departmental and university activities as tenure-track faculty.

2006-2007 – Online News Adviser/Instructor – Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
Advised ehcwired.com and taught classes in the Mass Communication Department.

2001-2006: Student Publications Advisor/Instructor North Greenville College/North Greenville University, Tigerville, S.C.
Advise four student publications (annual, newspaper, literary magazine and online news site), taught classes in journalism and mass communications, participated in faculty committees, and advised students in Mass Communication Department. Provided graphic design and advise on department publications, promotional materials, and Macintosh computer equipment.

2000-2001: Adjunct Professor, Dallas Baptist University, College of Fine Arts and Communication

1999-2001: Photographer/Newsletter editor, Department of Public Relations, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

1998-1999: Classified Special Sections Writer/Designer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

1992-1996: Editor, The Hometown Press, Winnie, Texas



Helping Students Think Like Disruptive Innovators: Mindsets and Applications,” Panelist with Tom Warhover, Bettina Fabos and Len Witt, AEJMC Convention, Washington, DC, August 20007.
• “Shifting Mindsets: College Media Adjusts to New Challenges,” presented at AEJMC Convention in Washington, DC, August 2007.
“Advice from Advisers,” and “Virginia Tech. How others covered on other campuses,” Management Seminar for College Newspaper Editors, University of Georgia, July, 2007
Dueling Southern Baptist Press Agencies: An Examination of Coverage of Denominational Controversies by Baptist Press and Associated Baptist Press, Religion and Media Interest Group, AEJMC convention, Toronto, 2004.
Online Newspapers, panel participant, CMA Convention – New York, 2004.
First Amendment Colloquium, panel participant, Toccoa Falls College, 2004.
Going Online at Church-Related Schools, presentation, CMA Convention – New York, 2005, CMA/ACP Convention – Kansas City, 2005.
Doing the Blog: Elemental Advice on Blogging for Student Media, presentation, CMA/ACP Convention – Kansas City, 2005.
Blogging, Politics and the Academy, Panel participant, Alabama Political Science Association, Jacksonville State University, Alabama, 2005.
The Mediahood of All Receivers: Blogging as an extension of the Reformation concept of the Priesthood of All Believers, Conference on Communication and Faith, Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C., 2005.
Bloggers Strike a Nerve: Examining the intersection of blogging and journalism, with Kim Smith, Media Ethics Division, AEJMC Convention, San Antonio, 2005.
Biting the Hand that Feeds: Blogs and second-level agenda setting, with Chris Roberts, Convergence Conference, BYU, 2005.
The Mediahood of All Receivers: New Media, New ‘Church’ and New Challenges, “After Evangelicalism” Second Annual Civitas Conference, Cornerstone University, Michigan, 2005.
Biting the Hand that Feeds: Blogs and second-level agenda setting, with Chris Roberts (Murley presenting), Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, 2006.
Convergence using open-source software, presentation with Chris Roberts, Media Convergence Conference, BYU, 2005.
The First Amendment and New Media – Discussant, First Amendment Institute, Nashville, TN, June 2006.

• Southwestern News – Southwestern Seminary quarterly alumni magazine
• Baptist Press – news agency of Southern Baptist Convention
• Baptist Standard – Texas Baptist weekly newspaper
• Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
• The Hometown Press, Winnie, Texas
• Advertisements in numerous state Baptist newspapers as well as Christianity Today and World magazines.
• Cover and interior photography for “30 Days,” parent/youth devotional literature by Drs. Richard Ross and Gus Reyes, 2001, Duncanville, TX: Josiah Press

• “Weblogs: Democratizing Media Production”, chapter in Understanding Media Convergence, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming – Fall 2007.
• “Avoiding motivational mess-ups,” College Media Review, Summer/Fall 2004
• “Crossing over: Avoid switching from Mac to PC, but you can live with it if you must,” College Media Review, Spring 2003
• Southwestern News – Southwestern Seminary quarterly alumni magazine
• Baptist Press – news agency of Southern Baptist Convention
• Baptist Standard – Texas Baptist weekly newspaper
• Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
• The Hometown Press, Winnie, Texas
• Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise

Graphic Design
• 2005-07 Viewbook, North Greenville College
• 2003-05 Viewbook, North Greenville College
• 1999 Fort Worth Star-Telegram Auto Show program and feature section
• Southwestern Seminary stained glass installation brochure
• Weekly newsletter The Scroll, SWBTS, 1999-2001
• Various pages for Southwestern News, SWBTS, 2001
• 1998-99 weekly Sunday Homes sections of Fort Worth Star-Telegram
• Annual Texas Rice Festival Special Section, 1992-1996, The Hometown Press

Web Related

Web site design – Reinventing College Media , 2005.
Site redesign/CMS installation – NGU Mass Communication Department , 2005.

Participant storybuilder in Newsplex primary moblog experiment (see this story for more information).

Mass Communication Department Web site design (www.ngcmasscomm.org), 2004.

CMA Web site redesign/migration (www.collegemedia.org ), 2005.

Personal weblog and site (bryanmurley.wordpress.com, bryanmurley.com and emergingchurch.bryanmurley.com), 2004-2006.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Regular member, 2001-2005.
College Media Advisers, Regular Member, 2001-present; Webmaster, 2003-present; Ethics Committee member, 2004-present, online committee, 2004-present. Convention technology assistant, 2005-present

Academic and Professional Experience

Secretary, Faculty Development Committee, 2001
Chair, Faculty Development Committee, 2002
Member, Institutional Advancement Committee, 2005


Adjunct Professor, Dallas Baptist University – Spring 2000-Summer 2001
Photography I & II

Instructor, North Greenville College/North Greenville University – Fall 2001-present
News and Feature Writing, Advanced News and Feature Writing, Opinion Writing, Graphic Design I and II, Newspaper Practicum, Yearbook Practicum, Interactive Media Practicum, Photography I and II, Photojournalism, Introduction to Mass Communication, Introduction to Print Media, Online Publications, Print Media Marketing and Advertising; Oral Communication, Media Literacy (Honors seminar)


QuarkXpress; Adobe InDesign; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe PageMaker; Microsoft Office suite; Adobe Illustrator; Macromedia Flash; Macromedia Dreamweaver; Macromedia Fireworks; Macromedia Freehand; Macromedia Director; WordPress, Blogger, and Movable Type blog software; Mambo CMS; CSS, HTML and some PHP; Mac OS 8.6 through OS 10.4.


Posted June 25, 2006 by Bryan Murley

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  4. Mr. Murley! How are you? I see you’ve moved again and made your way to Illinois. Woah. Well, I hope things are going well for you there. I’m still at Cox CustomMedia designing newsletters. I just got married December 1st. We built a house and are living in Greenville. Email me sometime!

    Crystal Bradshaw Brewer
  5. “Patrice–I think I lost m’ wallet”
    Koto of Japan/11th St./Beaumont

    While excavating a box long-forgotten in my mother’s attic, I found some old pictures from a party I threw more than twenty years ago…you were Hunter S. Thompson, I believe. Kathy, Christine, Shane, Elizabeth, Fain, Matthew, Paige…in all our youthful glory.

    I recently received an email from Elizabeth and it jarred my memory, so I decided to look you up before I forgot again. Just wanted to say hi; not sure if you’ll remember me, but I must tell the truth–I cannot hear the Talking Heads without thinking of you and laughing to myself!

    I’m 10 years married, one daughter (9), living in Austin, Tx. Teacher, blues fan, housewife, pretty standard stuff.

    Thus ends my brief trip down memory lane; hope you are doing well!


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