Patrick Murphy is a high-school psychology teacher and adjunct communication professor at Weber State University. He has a Master's of Arts in English and a Master's of Professional Communication. Murphy incorporates comic books, science fiction (including Lovecraft) and all things nerdy into his curriculum. He has participated in numerous pop-culture conventions and academic conferences discussing his approach to education. Murphy founded Chupacabra Productions with Mike Terrell, Blaine Taggart, and the elusive Midnight Vanburen; they have spent the past two decades making comedy shorts and entering festivals.