Kevin Murphy

Consulting Expert

Lamorinda Consulting
1 Camino Sobrante, Suite 201
Orinda, CA 94563

Mobile: (814) 769-1988
Office: (925) 258-9972
Fax: (925) 402-0990

Kevin Murphy earned his PhD from Penn State in 1979, has served on the faculties of Rice University, New York University, Colorado State University, and Penn State, and has had visiting appointments at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Limerick. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Stockholm, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Society. He is the recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's 2004 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.

He served as President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1997-98), and as Associate Editor, then Editor of Journal of Applied Psychology (1991-2002), as well as a member of the editorial boards of Human Performance, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of Industrial Psychology and International Journal of Selection and Assessment. He is Incoming Editor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. He served as a Member and Chair of the Department of Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing, and has also served on four National Academy of Sciences committees, most recently the Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph. He is a leading researcher in the area of validation, and has served as an expert witness in over 25 cases involving age, race and sex discrimination.

He is the author of over one hundred and sixty 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. Dr. Murphy's main areas of research include personnel selection and placement, performance appraisal, and psychological measurement.