Title: History Professor (Retired)
Company: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
Murray Griffin Murphey, Ph.D., Retired History Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history and higher education.
Dr. Murphey is an acclaimed professor of history who has served the University of Pennsylvania for more than four decades, having commenced his career in education as an assistant professor in 1956. Becoming an associate professor in 1961, he climbed the ranks of success within the university and soon became a full professor of history in 1966. Retiring from the industry in 2000, he also previously served the university as chairman of the department of American civilization from 1969 to 1981 and from 1987 to 1994.
Throughout his career, Dr. Murphey has established himself as a prolific author, having most recently written “Thorstein Veblen: Economist and Social Theorist” in 2018 and “The Development of Quine’s Philosophy” in 2011. Prior to these renowned books, he penned “Truth and History, Albany” in 2008, “C.I. Lewis: The Last Great Pragmatist” in 2005, “Philosophical Foundations of Historical Knowledge” in 1994, and “A History of Philosophy in America” with E. Flower in 1977. Earlier in his career, he authored “Our Knowledge of the Historical Past” in 1973 and “Development of Peirce’s Philosophy” in 1961.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to history education, Dr. Murphey has accrued numerous accolades throughout his career, including the Herbert W. Schneider Award of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy for Distinguished Contributions to the Understanding and Development of American Philosophy. Likewise, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and the Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for Lifetime Achievement and Service within American Studies in 2004. Notably, the Charles S. Peirce International Centennial Congress conducted a session on Dr. Murphey in 2014, which he considers to be among the highlights of his career.
The proud father of three children and six grandchildren, Dr. Murphey is highly educated, holding a Bachelor of Arts from the prestigious Harvard University and Doctor of Philosophy from Yale University.
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