Alexander B. Murphy
ALEXANDER B. MURPHY is Professor of Geography at the University of Oregon, where he also holds the James F. and Shirley K. Rippey Chair in Liberal Arts and Sciences. He specializes in cultural and political geography, with a regional emphasis on Europe. Murphy is the current President of the Association of American Geographers and a Vice-President of the American Geographical Society. He is an editor of both Progress in Human Geography and Eurasian Geography and Economics. Murphy is the author or co-author of more than fifty articles and several books, including The Regional Dynamics of Language Differentiation in Belgium (University of Chicago, 1988); Cultural Encounters with the Environment, Rowman and Littlefield, 2000 (With Douglas Johnson); and Human Geography: Culture, Society, and Space, 7th ed., John Wiley, 2002 (with Harm de Blij).
Murphy is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Fulbright-Hays
Research Grant in 1985, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
in 1991, a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator
Award in the mid-1990s, and a National Council for Geographic Education
Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001. He has also won a number of
awards at the University of Oregon, including the Ersted Award for Distinguished
Teaching(1991) and the Petrone Scholar Award (1996). Murphy holds
a bachelors degree in archaeology from Yale University, a law degree from
the Columbia University School of Law, and a Ph.D. in geography from the
University of Chicago.
He can be reached at 541-346-4571.
Recent Content by Alexander B. Murphy
- Awash in a Sea of Geographical Ignorance (January 12th, 2004)