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.
Personnel selection, performance appraisal, human resource management, research methods
Performance Appraisal and Management
Murphy, K., Cleveland, J. & Hansom, M.
Discrimination in employment settings
Oxford Handbook of Discrimination.
Who defines performance, contribution and value
Cleveland, J.N., Murphy, K.R. & Colella, A.
.), Handbook of Employee Selection, Revised Edition
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
Quantitative methods in the social and behavioral sciences: A guide for researchers and reviewers
McDonnell, A., Gunnigle, P. & Murphy, K.R.
Human Resource Management: A Critical Approach
International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management Conference
Pearson, J. Hammond, M., Doherty, M. & Murphy, K.
A mental test for a president.
When a corporation goes rogue
Are you earning a fair day's pay for a fair day's work?
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Doors to manual and crosscheck: doing business the Ryanair way
My boss is a psychopath: Why bad people get good jobs
Army Alpha/Army Beta
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology,
Misbehavior in the Workplace: Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?
What can we learn from 'Not much more than g'?
Peer Reviewed Journal
The legal context of the management of human resources
Annual Review Of Organizational Psychology And Organizational Behavior, Vol 5
What inferences can and cannot be made on the basis of a meta-analysis?
Human Resource Management Review
How Badly Can Cherry Picking and Question Trolling Produce Bias in Published Results?
Murphy, K & Aguinis, H
Journal Of Business And Psychology
Mend It or End It: Redirecting the Search for Interactions in the Organizational Sciences.
Murphy, K.R. & Russell, C.J.
Organizational Research Methods
Performance Appraisal and Performance Management: 100 Years of Progress?
DeNisi, A. & Murphy, K.R.
Journal Of Applied Psychology
Reflections on the Journal of Applied Psychology for 1997-2002
Journal Of Applied Psychology