Interim Director of MAT Programs
Office: Centennial Hall
Stephanie Murphy joined the College of Education in 2010 as Assistant Director of the MAT Program, and she now serves as the Director. In this capacity, she oversees the Portland and Medford MAT programs, and assists teacher candidates in pursuing their goal of becoming licensed teachers.
She received her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida and her MAT degree from Concordia, Portland. Stephanie's teaching background is in middle level and high school language arts. She specifically maintained a focus on working with disenfranchised and at-risk youth, and apart from teaching, she has spent time mentoring foster children and volunteering within her community. In addition to her work in public schools, she has also taught for Concordia Online.
Stephanie was raised the daughter of a career Army officer, so she has moved frequently and traveled extensively throughout her life. She credits this lifestyle with giving her a global and cultural awareness that she now fosters in her own students. Stephanie and her husband Matt live in Northeast Portland.