Stephen Murphy is Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education and director of the rehabilitation counseling program. Dr. Murphy retired in August, 2011. Prior to coming to the University of Southern Maine, Professor Murphy taught at Syracuse University from 1977-95, and before that at the University of New Hampshire from 1974-77. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross College.
Professor Murphy’s research interests include community inclusion of people with disabilities, the views of individuals with disabilities on disability issues and rehabilitation practices, and social and historical aspects of disability classifications and rehabilitation services. He has published numerous articles, chapters, and books on these topics. He has recently published a book on Maine’s largest institution for persons with intellectual disabilities entitled, Leaving Pineland: The History and Legacy of ‘Feeblemindedness’ in Maine. Dr Murphy’s most recent projects involve collaborating with Patricia Rogan on a follow-up to their 1995 book on sheltered workshops and examining the development of ‘institutions of disability’ in Maine at the turn of the twentieth century