Emeritus Faculty of Psychology
Ronald T. Murphy received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1989. Dr. Murphy’s publications include book chapters and journal articles on substance use by incarcerated adolescents, academic functioning of children of alcoholics, psychological assessment, motivation to change among combat veterans, and the effects of the event on September 11th on stress and academic functioning among African-American college students.
His current research interests include enhancement of PTSD treatment engagement among combat veterans, fostering academic engagement among first generation college students, and psychological barriers for the homeless. He had a publication reporting results from a randomized control trial of an intervention designed to increase treatment engagement among veterans in a PTSD treatment program. He has consulted to various organizations and treatment sites across the country, including VA clinics and the Department of Defense. He is a member of the Pee Dee Area Veterans Advisory Council and is involved in community work with veterans and the homeless.