Murray, Athena

Athena R. Murray, Associate Professor, Communications

Affiliated Faculty, Sustainability Studies

Athena MurrayEDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Communication Studies and graduate certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia
  • M.A., Communication Studies, University of Kansas
  • B.A., Philosophy and Women’s Studies, Michigan State University


  • COM 115, Public Speaking
  • COM 125, Interpersonal Communication


  • SUS 420, Writing for Sustainability

Communication is central to our public and private lives. As a former competitive debater, longtime debate coach, and communication professor, I have seen firsthand the transformative effect that communication skills have for individuals and communities. My courses teach students to think critically about the messages they experience everyday and to be more intentional when creating their own. I strive to instill communication competence and efficacy in students so they can succeed personally, academically and professionally.

Contact Information

Location: Steamboat Springs Campus
Phone: 970-870-4424