Shane Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology, Western Connecticut State University

Dr. Murphy is Professor in Psychology at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut, where he teaches sport, health, media and exercise psychology.

Dr. Murphy was Head of Sport Psychology for the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs from 1987 to 1994. He was sport psychologist for the USA Olympic Teams in Seoul in 1988 and in Albertville in 1992.
He was given the “Distinguished Professional Practice Award” by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) in 2000.  He is a past-President of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Division 47) of the American Psychological Association and was presented the Bruce Ogilvie Award for Outstanding Practitioner at the 2008 APA Annual Convention. 

Dr. Murphy teaches the following courses at WCSU:

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 260 Health Psychology
  • PSY 262 Sport Psychology
  • PSY 341 Child Psychopathology
  • PSY 332 History of Psychology

Research Interests