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Dr. Kevin Murphy

Biography

Kevin Murphy holds the Kemmy Chair of Work and Employment Studies at the University of Limerick.  Professor Murphy earned his PhD in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1979, and has served on the faculties of Rice University, New York University, Pennsylvania State University and Colorado State University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Society, and the recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s 2004 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.  He is the author of over one hundred and eighty articles and book chapters, and author or editor of eleven books, in areas ranging from psychometrics and statistical analysis to individual differences, performance assessment, gender, and honesty in the workplace. 
He has served as President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Editor of Journal of Applied Psychology (1991-2002) and as Editor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, and is a member of numerous editorial boards. Throughout his career, Dr. Murphy has worked to advance both research and the application of that research to solve practical problems in organizations.   For example, he served as both a member and the Chair of the Department of Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing, and has also served on five National Academy of Sciences committees, all of which dealt with problems in the workplace.  He has carried out a number of research projects with military and national security organizations, dealing with problems ranging from training to applying research on motivation to problems of nuclear deterrence.
For the past five years, Dr. Murphy has served as a consultant engaged to help organizations, individuals and the courts to understand a wide range of technical issues that arise when organizations are accused to discrimination in employment, He has served as an expert witness in over 35 cases involving age, race and sex discrimination, and has served as a consultant to private and public-sector organizations.

Research Interests

 Personnel selection, performance appraisal, human resource management, research methods

Publications

Book

2018

Performance Appraisal and Management
Murphy, K., Cleveland, J. & Hansom, M.

Book Chapter

2017

Power Analysis
Murphy, K.R.
Quantitative methods in the social and behavioral sciences: A guide for researchers and reviewers

2017

Performance Management
McDonnell, A., Gunnigle, P. & Murphy, K.R.
Human Resource Management: A Critical Approach

2017

Discrimination in employment settings
Murphy, K.R
Oxford Handbook of Discrimination.

2017

Who defines performance, contribution and value
Cleveland, J.N., Murphy, K.R. & Colella, A.
.), Handbook of Employee Selection, Revised Edition

2017

When and why do different indices lead to different conclusions about adverse impact?
Murphy, K.R & Jacobs, R.R
Adverse Impact Analysis: Understanding Data, Statistics and Risk

Conference Contribution

2012

International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management Conference
Pearson, J. Hammond, M., Doherty, M. & Murphy, K.

Other Publication

2018

A mental test for a president.
Kevin Murphy
RTE Brainstorm

2018

When a corporation goes rogue
Kevin Murphy
RTE Brainstrom

2017

Graphology
Murphy, K.R.
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

2017

Integrity testing
Murphy, K.R.

2017

Army Alpha/Army Beta
Murphy, K.R.
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology,

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

The legal context of the management of human resources
Murphy, K.R.
Annual Review Of Organizational Psychology And Organizational Behavior, Vol 5

2017

Reflections on the Journal of Applied Psychology for 1997-2002
Murphy, K.R
Journal Of Applied Psychology

2017
2017

How Badly Can Cherry Picking and Question Trolling Produce Bias in Published Results?
Murphy, K & Aguinis, H
Journal Of Business And Psychology

2017

Mend It or End It: Redirecting the Search for Interactions in the Organizational Sciences.
Murphy, K.R. & Russell, C.J.
Organizational Research Methods

2017

Performance Appraisal and Performance Management: 100 Years of Progress?
DeNisi, A. & Murphy, K.R.
Journal Of Applied Psychology