Daniel Murphy, MJA

Assistant Professor of Criminology

Experience/Background

  • 2011 - present: Assistant Professor, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.
  • 2010 - 2011: Adjunct Instructor, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.
  • 2007 - 2011: Security Officer, Lynchburg General Hospital, Lynchburg, Va.
  • 2008 - 2011: Adjunct Professor, Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, Va.
  • 2006 - 2007: Adjunct Professor, Hesser College, Manchester, N.H.
  • 2005 - 2007: Campus Monitor, Pinkerton Academy, Derry, N.H.
  • 1999 - 2005: Police Officer-Sergeant, Londonderry Police Department, Londonderry, N.H.
  • 1992 - 1999: Police Officer-Detective Juvenile Officer, Londonderry Police Department, Londonderry, N.H.
  • 1986 - 1992: Police Officer-Patrol Officer, Londonderry Police Department, Londonderry, N.H.
  • 1984 - 1986: Police Officer, University of Massachusetts Police, Amherst, Mass.
  • 1983: Police Officer, Pelham Police Department, Pelham, N.H.

Military Experience

  • 1980 - 1986: Military Police/Communications

Degrees and Certifications

  • 2006: MJA, Justice Administration, Norwich University, Norwich, Vt.
  • 1982: BA, Criminal Justice, Westfield State College, Westfield, Mass.

Courses Taught

  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Process
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Law Enforcement and the Community
  • Criminology
  • Internships

Honors and Awards

  • 2004 - Officer of the Year
  • 2002 - Honorable Service
  • 2000 - Exemplary Service - Rockingham County Attorney Office for dedication to victims of crime
  • 1997 - Honorable Service
  • 1997 - Roger Fossum Award (only police officer nominated in the State of New Hampshire for dedication toward child abuse victims)
  • 1994 - Officer of the Year

Professional Affiliations

  • The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Society of Criminology

Interests

Mr. Murphy loves spending time with his family. He enjoys going to the beach, watching football (he's a big Patriots fan!), and has kept tropical fish almost his entire life.

The topic of his Thesis is "Why does it appear that pedophiles keep getting away with their crimes?"

Phone: 
434.544.8848
Email: 
murphy.dg@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
500 Westwood