Faculty & Staff

Timothy James Murphy, Ph.D.
Timothy James Murphy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management
Year started at UF: 1998
Contact Information
Office Location: Brewer Frost Science Center Room 111
Telephone: 419-434-4588
Credentials
B.S., Ferris State University
M.S., The University of Findlay
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • ​Doctor of Philosophy with emphasis in Environmental Science, The Ohio State University
    Master of Science with emphasis in Enviromental Management, The University of Findlay
    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health, Ferris State College


    Prior to 1997, Dr. Murphy was employed in the environmental remediation, environmental emergency response and public health fields since 1981. During this time he gained valuable knowledge in working with the public and implementation of inspection and enforcement programs as a public health sanitarian. The following 14 years were spent in the environmental remediation field employed as a Program Manager, Project Manager, Site Supervisor, Health and Safety Officer, and Technical Foreman.

    Research Interests
    Primary interests include public health workforce development, public health leadership issues and environmental sustainability management.

  • Professional societies

    • Environmental Science and Protection Accreditation Council, Chairmen of the Board, 2014 to present, Member, 2011 to present
    • National Environmental Health Association, 1979 – present
    • National Environmental Health Association, Technical Advisor Board Member, Sustainability Issues, 2014 to present
    • Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP), Member 2011 to present, Treasurer, 2014 to present
    • National Council for Science and the Environment, member – 2014 to present
    • Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, member – 2014 to present


     

    Certifications/Professional Credentials

    • Diplomat, American Academy of Sanitarians
    • Registered Environmental Health Scientist, National Environmental Health Association
    • Certified Quality Control Officer under US Army Corps of Engineers QA/QC Program, 1996
    • Certified Response Manger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions l, ll, III, IV, V, 1985;  Regions IX, X, 1994, Region VIII, 1996


     

    Service to the University

    University Representative to National Organizations

    • National Council for Science and the Environment
    • Council of Environmental Deans and Directors

     

    Student Organization Advising

    • Oiler Environmental, Safety & Occupational Health Organization, Advisor, 2015 to Present and 2000 to 2010

       
    • University of Findlay Student Section of the American Society of Safety Engineers, 2014 to Present (Founding Advisor)

       
    • University of Findlay Bass Fishing Club, 2014 to Present

       
    • University of Findlay Martial Arts Club (Founding Advisor and Instructor), 2007 to 2014

       
      Committees
       
    1. The University of Findlay, Board of Trustees, Business Affairs Subcommittee, 2009 to present

       
    2. Graduate Council, Inception of the council to present

       
    3. Graduate Council, Faculty Standards Committee, member

       
    4. Graduate Council, Faculty Standards Committee Past chairmen

       
    5. Chair of the Faculty Senate Adhoc Committee on Restructuring, 2013 to 2015

       
    6. Chair of the Chairs Council, 2014 to present

       
    7. Faculty Senate, Chair of the Senate, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013

       
    8. Faculty Senate, Senator, 2009- present and 2005-2008

       
    9. APAC, Member, 2014 – Present

       
    10. Academic Portfolio Review Committee, 2011 (Inception) to Present

       
    11. Identity, Vision, and Quality Implementation Team, Presidents Ad-hoc Committee, 2011-2012

       
    12. Transparency Initiative Communication Committee, 2012 – 2014

       
    13. College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Faculty Search Committee, 2014

       
      University Recognition

      College of Sciences Faculty Chair, 2008-2009 Academic Year, Hosted two campus and community wide events on the "greening" of the University and community. One was a guest lecturer on global climate change and the other a panel discussion on alternative energy.

      Recognized by The University of Findlay as an "Instructor who has made a difference" awarded for professional commitment, personnel caring attitude and high academic standards, Spring 2003, Spring 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2012.


      External Awards and Recognition:
       
      Mentor/Instructor, Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute, Classes of 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011. The Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta GA.
       
      Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute Fellow, Class of 2006-2007, The Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta GA. The fellowship is a program designed to identify, and train the future leaders in the field of environmental public health.
  • Publications

    Marion, J. W., T.J. Murphy, & A.M. Simeri, “ Trends in the Environmental Health Job Market for New Graduates” Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 8, 2, September 2017

    Marion, J. W., & T.J. Murphy, "A Fork in the Road for Environmental Health Workforce Development and U. S. Public Health", Journal of Enviornemtnal Health, Volume 79, 2,  September 2016

    Fletcher, M., I. T. Aighewii, & T. J. Murphy, "The Value and Benefits of an Environmental Health Bachelor's Degree Accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) for Community College Transfer Students", Pedagogy In Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, SOPHE, Accepted for Publication in Spring 2016

    Neistadt, J. S. and T. J. Murphy, "Are we Really Saving Resources with Current Hiring Practices at Local Health Departments?", Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 71, 6, February, 2009

    Murphy, T. J. and J. S. Neistadt, "Improving Public Health Services and Saving Resources: Hiring Graduates from Accredited Environmental Health Programs", National Public Health Leadership Institute Final Project Reports, CDC, Atlanta, GA, 2007

    Murphy, T.J., "A Comparative Evaluation of Recirculated Leachate Infiltration Methods for Bioreactor Landfills", Dissertation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 2004

     

    Symposia And Presentations

    International

    Murphy, T.J., "Development of an Emergency Management Academic Program: A Case Study" Invited Keynote speaker. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Crisis Management Symposium on CBRN and Emerging Infectious Disease, Chosi City, Japan, September 16 to 19, 2008

    Murphy, T.J. and Christy, A.D. "Bioreactor Landfill Questionnaire Results: A correlation analysis of recirculating leachate technologies and soil characteristics". In Proceedings of the Second Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium, Asheville, NC, October 13-16, 2002, p189.

    Hughes, K.L., Murphy, T.J. and Christy, A.D. "Similitude in bioreactor landfill research: sizing of refuse for laboratory studies". In Proceedings of the Second Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium, Asheville, NC, October 13-16, 2002, p173.

     

    National

    Murphy, T.J., “The Environmental Health, One Health Nexus: Environmental health educational needs for the New Millennium, In proceedings of One Health - One Global Environment Conference, October 21 to 26, 2017

    Murphy, T.J., & V. DeArman, "Environmental Health and Sustainability: Collaborating with Local Environmental Health Professionals for Sustainable Solutions" Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016 Conference and Expo, October 9 thru 11, 2016

    Murphy, T. J., "What is Environmental Public Health: Recruiting High School Students into the Profession", In proceeding of the 79th National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference, Orlando Florida, July 13th to 15th, 2015

    Gonzales, T.R., & T.J. Murphy, "Achievements in Sustainability: A Look at Local Environmental Health Program Success", NEHA & SSF Webinar, June 3, 2015

    Kromer, L., C. Monarch, & T.J. Murphy, "Analysis of Two Bedding Materials for Respirable Dust Concentrations Affecting Occupational and Equine Health in Large Scale Equine Facilities", In Proceedings of the 76th National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference, SanDiego CA, June, 2012

    Murphy, T. J. and J. S. Neistadt, Changing the Environmental Public Health Workforce". In Proceedings of the 73rd National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 21–24, 2009

    Murphy, T. J. and J. S. Neistadt, "Improving Public Health Services and Saving Resources: Hiring Graduates from Accredited Environmental Health Programs". In Proceedings of the National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 15-20, 2007

    Murphy, T.J. "A Comparative Evaluation of Recirculated Leachate Infiltration Methods for Bioreactor Landfills". In Proceedings of the National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference, Anchorage Alaska, May 8-12, 2004

    Murphy, T.J. "Preliminary Results of the Bioreactor Landfill Questionnaire" Presented at the SWANA 6th Annual Landfill Symposium, San Diego, CA, June 2

     

    Regional

    Murphy, T.J., "Blood Borne Pathogen Awareness Training", Invited Speaker, Hardin County Safety Alliance, April 2014

    Kromer, L. & T.J. Murphy, "Sustainable Living Through Behavior Modification", Green Energy Ohio Conference, Oct. 2011

    Litwinick, V., T. Murphy, C. Row, & C. Ziebold, "The University of Findlay Campus Energy Audit", SSC, April 2011

    Sedlak, S., C. Monach, H. Raker, W. Leach, T.J. Murphy, "Baseline Analysis of Horse Stall Bedding Materials", SSC, April 2011

    Murphy, T.J., "Product Obsolescence and E-Waste", Invited Speaker, Dr. Ron Tulley's English 301, Project Management and Advanced Technical Writing Class, April 2009

    Murphy, T.J. "Introduction to Bioreactor Landfills Technology – the Answer to our Waste Problems" Invited Speaker for Northwest Ohio, CHMM meeting, presented in Toledo, Ohio –Spring 2004

    Murphy, T.J., "Confined Space Safety and the Farm", Invited Speaker for the Ohio Safety Congress, Columbus Ohio, Spring 2003.

    Hughes, K.L., Murphy, T.J. and Christy, A.D. "Similitude in landfill research: sizing of refuse for laboratory studies". Ohio Academy of Science, 2002.


     

    Scholarly Grants Received

    • Billy Watterson, $90.000.00, ESOH research laboratory, remodeling and equipment, 2016 – remodeling of Frost 138 into a student and faculty research facility
    • G2 Revolution, $10,000.00 for ESOH Program Activities, December 2015
    • Marathon Petroleum Corporation, $91,000.00, Environmental laboratory remodeling, faculty development, student academic development and scholarships. Awarded over a 3 year time frame starting June 2015
    • H&O Services, Hancock County, Enhanced Recycling Program for the University. Awarded services (containers, removal, transportation of recycled materials) totaling $20,000.00 per year for three years, 2015 - 2018
    • B.P. America, Inc., Sustainability curriculum development, minority scholarships and recruiting. Awarded $30,000.00, 2014
    • B.P. America, Inc. Ventilation Laboratory remodeling, minority scholarships and recruiting. Awarded $30,000.00, 2013
    • B.P. America, Inc. Minority scholarships and recruiting. Awarded $30,000.00, 2012
    • Dominion Educational Partnership, Sustainable Living Theme Houses. Awarded $10,000.00, 2011
    • B.P. America, Inc. Sustainable Living Theme Houses and Scholarships. Awarded $40,000.00, 2011
    • H&O Services, Hancock County, Enhanced Recycling Program for the University. Awarded in kind services totaling $20,000.00 per year for three years, 2012 - 2015
    • AEHAP Grant Program to Enhance Recruiting into Environmental Health Academic Programs, 2008, Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, Denver Co. $4,500.00