Christian McPhateteaches two sections of JOUR 2310, which he has since Fall of 2013. He has also served as a teaching assistant in Feature Writing (JOUR 3310) and Public Relations Writing (JOUR 3420) prior to his current assignment. McPhate earned his Master of Journalism from Mayborn in YEAR. He currently works as a regional reporter at the Denton Record Chronicle and a contributing writer at the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly. He has been recognized for feature writing from the Society of Professional Journalist and received a first place award for Mayborn Magazine in 2013. He was awarded the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute Outstanding Journalism Student award in 2013 and MSU's Outstanding Graduate Man in 2010.