Grad Students

Joseph Murphy

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Joseph Murphy is a current second year whose research interests include stratification, education, and race. Specifically, he is interested in the development of a college-going habitus among potential first-generation students and how the development or inhibition of this habitus leads students to enroll in, persist through, and finish college or to not enroll or leave college before earning a degree.

He is currently drowning in quantitative research using the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 to examine associations between mobilization of college knowledge through institutional agents and college completion.

Fields of Study

Social Stratification and Mobility; Education; Race

Grants and Awards

AIR NCES Data Institute Fellow (2020)

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship (2019-2023)

UCLA Competitive Edge (2019)

Conference Presentations

Benson, L., Bolding, C., Ogle, J.H., McGough, C., Murphy, J., and Lanning, R. (2019, June). Engineering Students’ Perceptions of Belongingness in Civil Engineering. In ASEE 2019 Annual Conference.

Brisbane, J., Gallagher, E., Hines, A., Murphy, J., Dunwoody, L.A., Patel, K., Roberson, S., and Gramopadhye, A. (2019, April). Familial Influences Affecting Student Pathways to Engineering and Two-Year and Four-Year Institutions.In 2019 ASEE Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity.

Murphy, J., Hines, A., and Gallagher, E. (2019, March) The Impact of Extra-Familial Relationships on STEM Major Selection. In South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research 31 st Annual Conference.

Brisbane, J., Gallagher, E., Pfirman, A., Patel, K., Murphy, J., and Hines, A. (2019, March). Family and Fictive Family Influences on Engineering Students at Two-Year and Four-Year Institutions. In South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research 31 st  Annual Conference.

Marcanikova, M. Gallagher, E., Brown, C., Brisbane, J., Brown, A., Dunwoody, L.A., Frady, K., Hines, A., Murphy, J., Patel, K., Pfirman, A., Roberson, S., and Gramopadhye, A. (2019, March). High School Technology as a Non-Predictor of First College Math Course. In 2019 ASEE-SE Annual Meeting.

Coleman, M.; Gnegy, K.; Hayes, M.; Johnson, L.; Lambert, V.; Murphy, J.; Pearson, C.; Tennie, B.; Walling, M.; and Prieto, V. (2018, April). Southern life expectancy: Assessing the sex and race gap between states and over time. In Conference Proceedings of the Southern Sociological Society 2018 Annual Meeting.


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B.S. Sociology | Clemson University - 2018