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Jane Murphy

Assistant Professor of Public Relations, Public Relations Student Society of America Adviser, C Street Agency Adviser
Some say we are experiencing the Golden Age of Public Relations. The need for professional communicators within all types of organizations has never been greater. I enjoy guiding students in project-based learning for real clients, allowing them to build and practice skills required for public relations careers. Helping students realize how public relations fits with their individual interests is always rewarding.


Jane Murphy serves as a professor and adviser to public relations majors and minors. She teaches the core courses in public relations – from the introductory course to writing, research and campaign development. Prior to joining Simpson’s full-time faculty, she taught classes at Drake University, Central College and for Simpson’s evening Continuing and Graduate Program. Jane worked in public relations for a variety of nonprofits in the Iowa City area prior to teaching. She’s also offered freelance writing services and PR consulting for nonprofits and small businesses.



Writing for Multimedia

Media Relations

Campaign Development

Strategic Planning

Client Relations



Outstanding Adviser, Public Relations Student Society of America



M.A. Journalism, University of Iowa, 2001

B.A. Communication Studies, University of Iowa, 1993



  • Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Corridor Business Magazine, 1999
  • The Journal: Technological Horizons in Education, November 2001, Making IP Telephony Affordable for the Iowa City Community School District
  • Make Mine Wine Magazine, Summer 2008
  • Simpson College Magazine: 2004, 2006 and 2010