Hendrix-Murphy Programs in Literature and Language

Murphy Visiting Faculty 2018-2019


Murphy Visiting Fellow in Classics 

Murphy Visiting Fellow in Classics Martin Shedd

Martin Shedd studies the religious, political, and cultural history of the later Roman Empire through its best and—more fondly—worst regarded witnesses. His research projects include translations of early church documents, detailed manuscript studies of Medieval codices, and investigations into the ancient equivalent of tabloid news. He holds a B.A. in Classics and General Music from St. Olaf College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. When not in the classroom or office, Prof. Shedd can often be found rehearsing with a musical ensemble or leading the way through a cooperative board game.


Murphy Visiting Fellow in Theatre 

Murphy Visiting Fellow in Theatre Arts Andrew Vaught

Andrew Vaught grew up in Covington, Louisiana, where he learned how to make theatre in a barn with a tin roof. And wasp nests. He studied under Prof. Thomas Turgeon at Kenyon College in Ohio. He is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Cripple Creek Theatre Company, an anarchy-syndicalist performance troupe out of New Orleans. He writes plays about monster truck drivers and unwise explorers, and believes firmly in inanimate objects speaking their piece on the stage. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of New Orleans.