Geneva College



Denise C. Murphy-Gerber

Denise Murphy-GerberOffice Phone:  724-847-5557

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Business Marketing
  • International Business
  • Business Management
  • Business Communication
  • Business Ethics
  • Communication Ethics
  • Public Speaking

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D. Candidate A.B.D. Communication and Rhetorical, Duquesne University
  • M.S. Management, 1993, National Louis University
  • B.S. Business Administration, 1984, Clarion University

Courses Taught

  • BUS 110 – Business Foundations
  • BUS 115 – Business Communications
  • BUS 314 - International Business
  • BUS 316 - Doing Business in Asia/China Experience
  • BUS 320 – Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 419 - Management Insights
  • BUS 421 - Advertising and Promotion
  • BUS 422 – Sales and Sales Management
  • BUS 424 - International Marketing
  • BUS 425 - Consumer Behavior
  • BUS 491 - Personal Finance
  • BUS 493 – Business Internship
  • COMM 101 – Principles of Communication
  • COMM 310 – Public Speaking
  • COMM 320 – Workshop and Seminar Planning and Facilitation


  • “Public Relations and Ceremonial Rhetoric as Propaganda: A Postmodern Rhetorical Analysis” presented at Duquesne University’s Communication and Rhetorical Studies Department Colloquia Series, Pittsburgh, PA, February 2006.
  • “Spanglish: Language, Identity, Rhetoric, or Slang?” presented at the 2005 Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference – Student Papers on Diversity Session, Pittsburgh, PA, April, 2005.
  • “Postmodern Pedagogy: Teaching Ethics and Addressing Diversity,” presented with Laurie Moroco, Mark Craig and Leigh Burgess at the 2003 Pennsylvania Communication Association Annual Conference – State College, PA, October, 2003.

Current Projects

  • Dissertation:  Integrated Marketing Communication and Ethnic Target Marketing:  A Communitarian Ethical Framework in Action – this dissertation argues for a new ethical framework in ethnic target marketing that is grounded on a communitarian ethic rather than the current day practice of individualistic target marketing.

Service to College

  • Business and Accounting Internship Program Manager (2007 - present)
  • NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative (2009 - present)
  • Member, Faculty Personnel and Development Committee (2008 - 2011)

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • The Academic Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, 2011
  • Golden Key Honor Society, 2009
  • Property and Casualty Insurance License, Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, 2003.
  • Life, Accident and Health Insurance License, Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, 2003.
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 1999
  • Who’s Who Among College Students, 1993
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) license, Information Systems and Control Association, 1992.

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • American Marketing Association, 2007 – present.
  • American Management Association, 2007 – present.
  • National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), 2009 - present.
  • Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA), 2008 - present.
  • Business and Professional Women (BPW), 2008 - present.
  • National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), 1999 - present.
  • National Communications Association (NCA), 2004 - present.
  • Eastern Communications Association (ECA), 2004 - present.
  • Pennsylvania Communications Association (PCA), 2004 - present.
  • Information Systems, Audit and Control Association (ISACA), 1995 - present.

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • Member, New Wilmington Presbyterian Church
  • K-9 Transport and Rescue Volunteer
  • Stained Glass Artisan and Instructor
  • Creative Memories Album Making Consultant – “Scrapbooking Life’s Precious Moments”
  • Outdoor Water Pond Gardening
  • Precious Pets:  Maggie and Harley (Springer Spaniels) and Katie Miss, Mi Amour and Mr. Bubba (Kitties)


Point of Excellence

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Geneva College as a Top 10 Best Value School out of all North Region colleges, accounting for our academic quality and the net cost of attendance for those receiving the average level of need-based financial aid.

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