School of Education and Human Development

Dr. Stephen Murphy honored with Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies award, keynote address

Dr. Stephen Murphy, professor emeritus of counselor education and author of Voices of Pineland: Eugenics, Social Reform, and the Legacy of “Feeblemindedness” in Maine, has received the Scholarship Award of the University of Maine’s Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) for his vision and leadership in disability scholarship.

Since 2002, the CCIDS has recognized individuals or organizations whose vision and leadership contribute to making the dream of inclusive communities a reality for individuals with disabilities and their families. This year, for the center’s 20th anniversary, CCIDS presented special awards that recognize individuals whose efforts have made long-term and significant changes to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities in Maine.

Before receiving his award at the CCIDS Anniversary Lecture, Awards, and Reception, Dr. Murphy delivered the event’s keynote address, “From Segregation to Self-Determination: Looking Back, Looking Ahead.”