Matthew Murphy - Coastal Carolina University
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Matthew Murphy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Smith Science 217J 

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Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Tufts University  
M.S., Experimental Psychology, Tufts University  
B.S., Interdisciplinary Psychology/Biology, Southampton College of Long Island University

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Coastal Carolina University
  • Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
  • Visiting Lecturer, Brandeis University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor, Salem State University
  • Lecturer, Tufts University
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Tufts University
  • Research Assistant, Brookhaven National Laboratories
  • Research Assistant, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Intern, Carnegie Museum of Natural History


Matthew Murphy earned his Ph.D. (2014) and M.S. (2009) in experimental psychology from Tufts University. He teaches statistics, research methods, learning, animal behavior, cognition, and biological psychology. His research investigates comparative animal cognition, primarily with pigeons, and includes topics such as false memory, lateral and frontal visual memory, spatial frequency perception, and abstracted relational learning.