Professor Murphy is a speech-language pathologist and a clinical faculty member of the Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences Department. He began his professional career working for two years as a clinician in the public schools. He then accepted a position for three years as a staff speech-language pathologist in a hospital rehabilitation department.
Professor Murphy joined the Purdue staff in 1976. He has supervised both undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of diagnostic and therapy practicum activities. His current primary interest is stuttering. He supervises portions of the graduate level fluency diagnostic/therapy practicums. Professor Murphy also provides direct therapy to a number of clients and serves as a co-facilitator for an adult stuttering group and for a parent group. He is a member of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association Special Interest Group in Fluency Disorders and is currently a member of the group’s steering committee.
Professor Murphy is interested in the supervisory process and has contributed to the development of the clinical training program in our department and is exploring methods to enhance the supervisor-supervisee relationship. He has had publications in ASHA dealing with student training practicum issues.
Professor Murphy is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA). During the past years he has presented papers at both the ISHA and ASHA conventions and served as moderator for a number of sponsored presentations. He also has been an editorial consultant for the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, for Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, and the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. He is also a member of the Indiana Speech and Hearing Association and serves on several of the association’s professional committees.