Stephen Murphy is Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education who has taught in the area of disability and rehabilitation since 1974. Prior 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: social inclusion of people with disabilities, perspectives of individuals with disabilities toward rehabilitation services, and historical aspects of disability. Over the years he has received grants and awards and published numerous articles, chapters, and books on these topics, including in 2011 an historical analysis of Maine’s largest institution for persons with intellectual disabilities titled Voices of Pineland: Eugenics, Social Reform, and the Legacy of ‘Feeblemindedness’ in Maine. Currently, Dr Murphy is working with several colleagues on a book examining employment policies and practices toward persons with disabilities.