Skip to main content

Joseph Murphy

Vanderbilt education faculty ranked among most influential

Jan. 9, 2013—Twelve Vanderbilt faculty members were named in the Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, which recognize university-based academics who are contributing substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education.

Read more

Joseph Murphy in the Economist

Dec. 20, 2012—Peabody's Joseph Murphy argues in his new book that parents want to control not only what their children learn, but the values they pick up and the company they keep. They are also increasingly convinced that schools are not that good at teaching.

Read more

Homeschooling goes under the microscope in new Peabody research

Nov. 12, 2012—In a first-of-its-kind analysis, Peabody researcher Joseph Murphy examines the highly understudied homeschooling movement and its impact on students and society.

Read more

Washington Post: Hidden rival to charter schools

Oct. 22, 2012—Homeschools are emerging as a kind of invisible rival to charter schools for parents seeking alternatives to the public school system, according to the Washington Post. Joseph Murphy, Frank W. Mayborn Chair, Dean of Special Projects and author of “Homeschooling in America: Capturing and Assessing the Movement,” is quoted extensively.

Read more

Vanderbilt Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 8, 2012—Education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available to speak about merit pay, No Child Left Behind, school choice, immigration, pre-K, reading, gifted education, financial aid, ESL, bullying and more.

Read more

Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 13-17

Apr. 11, 2012—Peabody faculty will present research on the nation’s key issues in education at the AERA conference April 13-17.

Read more

Four Peabody faculty members named AERA fellows

Mar. 8, 2012—Four Peabody College members will be inducted into the 2012 AERA Fellows class.

Read more


Jan. 1, 2012—Devin Bender, a support specialist in the emergency department; Melinda Caudill, a medical technologist in the Virology Laboratory; and Katie Gentry, a child life specialist, each have received the Credo Award, given to staff and faculty who exemplify Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s standards for service and all-around professionalism. Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor...

Read more

Murphy wins lifetime achievement award for scholarship in educational administration

Dec. 1, 2011—UCEA honors Peabody professor Joseph Murphy with lifetime achievement award.

Read more