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Kevin Murphy, PhD, was recently appointed chair of the Department of Humanities at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Additionally, Dr. Murphy will serve as an associate professor of history.
Dr. Murphy joins the University from Milliken University (Decatur, Ill.) where he served as chair of the Department of History for 10 years and taught American, East Asian, and world history. In 2008, Dr. Murphy served as a visiting professor with Webster International University in Hua Hin, Thailand, and in 2007, as a visiting professor with Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
In-line with his global areas of expertise, Dr. Murphy lived in Japan for four years, has studied for extended periods in India and China, created and taught courses with schools in Chile, Morocco, and Vietnam, and has served as a visiting professor for two semester-long voyages around the world through University of Pittsburgh’s Semester at Sea Program.
Dr. Murphy is the author of two books, The American Merchant Experience in 19th Century Japan published by RoutledgeCurzon Press and The Civil War Letters of Joseph K. Taylor of the Thirty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry published by Edwin Mellen Press, and is currently writing a third, a reconsideration of the Bataan Death March of 1942 in the Philippines. He has published in Mid-America, the Historical Journal of Massachusetts, the Nanzan Review of American Studies, and Modern Asian Studies.
Dr. Murphy is a member of the American Historical Association, Southeast Association of Asian Studies, and Nineteenth Century Studies Association. He received his PhD with a focus on nineteenth-century United States and MA in United States history from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., and his BA in world history and English literature from Towson State University in Baltimore, Md.
Dr. Murphy, a native of Baltimore, Md., currently resides in Philadelphia, Pa.