Andrew's essays and poetry have been published in literary and national magazines, including Gulf Coast, Surface, GQ, and Ploughshares. He has taught at the University of Iowa, the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, and is an Assistant Professor in the Media Arts program at the University of Montana. Andrew lives in Brooklyn and Missoula, Montana.
Michael Murphy began teaching at The University of Montana in the fall of 1995. He brings to this University 18 years of professional involvement in theatre, film and television as an actor and director, both in New York City and Los Angeles. He is one of the founding members of the Media Arts faculty and served as its director form 1997-2006. His areas of teaching include directing and acting for film on both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Michael's work covers a range of areas, including film, theatre and installation work for which he has received numerous awards, including a Fulbright Grant, which allowed him to create a new media and performance installation (sleepwalker no. 1) in Ireland in March of 2012. Other recent work includes directing Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro, acting in Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Krapp's Last Tape, and collaborating on two award winning short films, Leonard Hotel Suite and be again. He is presently working on a media-performance installation for the fall of 2013 that will be an interdisciplinary collaboration with members of Schools of Media Arts, Theatre and Dance, Art, and Music.
In the Fall of 1998 Rick helped initiate the integration of digital technology and the arts when he developed and taught the original version of the MAR111A Integrated Digital Art course. A year later he developed and taught the first motion design course in the School of Fine Arts and in 2000 developed the first web design course in the School.