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Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Contact Information

phone: 615-322-1757
fax: 615-343-7260
Furman 008B

Office Hours

Monday and Tuesday: 11:00-12:00, Thursday: 10:00-11:00


B.A Maryville College

M.A University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Current Courses

SPAN 100: Spanish for True Beginners

SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish

Patrick R. Murphy

Coordinator of Intensive Elementary Spanish 1103
Senior Lecturer

Murphy, a Senior Lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese, has been teaching Spanish since 1999.  Arriving at Vanderbilt in 2005, he has taught a number of different courses at the elementary and intermediate levels.  He has also taught reading and translation for Graduate students.  Murphy participates as a faculty Vuceptor in the Vanderbilt Visions program, which is a university organization designed to assist first-year students in their orientation to the campus community.  He has also assisted the Director of Undergraduate studies in major/minor advising and intake for the department. Murphy has previously led student groups to Cuba and he has traveled extensively throughout Latin America.