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Melissa Murphy

Founder, The Pitch Academy


Melissa Murphy, the Founder and Chief Communication Coach of The Pitch Academy. She is a PhD student and award winning teacher and scholar in Organizational Communication and Technology at The University of Texas at Austin. She has published work on web conferencing in the classroom, international crisis communication and narrative, and professionalism for students and recent college graduates. She has presented research at the National Communication Association and NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence as well as leads numerous professional communication skills workshops in Austin, Texas.

Melissa teaches Professional Communication Skills and Organizational Communication for the Department of Communication Studies. She also holds academic teaching assistant positions in the M.S. Technology Commercialization program and is a communication coach for The Red McCombs School of Business, faculty advisor for Women Communicators of Austin, and community ‘Barracuda’ mentor for young entrepreneurs at Moolah University in Austin, Texas.

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