Brett Murphy Hunt, EdD

Lecturer, MBA Program

Brett teaches English at Northeastern University as well as MBA and MOL courses in Assumption University’s Grenon School of Business. She owns Brett E. Murphy Tutoring & Consulting, Inc., in the Boston area. She is a recent graduate of the Doctor of Education program at Northeastern University.

She has written for numerous publications, including The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The Teaching Professor, and Shakespeare in Southern Africa. A well-known college essay advisor, she has been featured in MONEY Magazine, US News & World Report, FOX Business, Business Insider, and The Boston Voyager. 

Above all, her students are her life, and she enjoys teaching—really teaching—her students of all ages how to improve their writing and leadership skills.

Education Background

B.A. – Assumption University ’11

M.A. – UMass Boston, ’13

EdD – Northeastern University, ’23

Courses Taught

MBA Courses:

Technical & Professional Comm.

Organizational Behavior

Small Business Management

Ethical Leadership

Organizational Communication

Master’s Org. Leadership Courses: 

Leader as Communicator (also developed course)

Awards and Accolades

Nominated for Faculty Excellence Award, Northeastern University, 2016, 2019, 2024

National Honor Society guest speaker, Maynard High School, 2019

Graduate Conference Travel Grant Recipient, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 2012

Department Award in Global Studies, Assumption College, 2011 

Augustine Scholar Award, Assumption College, 2011
Aquinas Scholarship, Assumption College, 2007-2011


“Assignment Prompts: A Tutor’s Perspective.” The Teaching Professor. 2019.

“Unpacking the Critical Thinking Conundrum.” The Teaching Professor. 2018. 

“Sulphurous and Tormenting Flames: An Analysis of How to Understand the Ghost in Hamlet.” Shakespeare in Southern Africa. 26. 2014 

Literary & Opinion: 

“I couldn’t look at my newborn babies.” Newsweek, February 2024

“Borders.” VIA: Voices in Italian-Americana. 32.2, 2021

“soul.” The Horn Pond Review Literary Magazine. November 2020.

“Sharing my OCD.” The Los Angeles Times. March 2020. 

‘Somewhere Between Dartmouth & Tremont.’ River, River. 2019. 

“Happiness, from 1-10.” The Huffington Post. 2017. 

Freelance Writing/Editing & Small Business Consulting Clients:

The Huffington Post

Business Administration Information

DGuides Boston, Destination Ad Agency (interactive online travel guide) 

LC Living (Canadian lifestyle blog)

The Alternative Daily

LevelUp Technologies 

Sundara Beauty Med Spa

Mundbora Personal Protection Backpacks 



“Show All History.” CSUF Acacia Conference 2014: Spaces and Places. California State University-Fullerton, CA, March 2014 

“Sulphurous and Tormenting Flames: An Analysis of How to Understand the Ghost in Hamlet.” Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Marietta College, OH, October 2012 

“Approaching Difficult Tutorials.” New England Peer Tutor Conference, Bryant University, RI, 2010