Christian McPhate teaches 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. 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.