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Eric Murphy

Marketing, Communication, and Partnership Development Committee - Co Chair

Clinically trained Health educator, Neuro-psychotherapist and has been employed in corporate, private and community settings since 1992.He currently serves as the Assistant Director in the WVU Center for Service and Learning.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with and emphasis in special education and art education, Eric then earned two Masters Degrees from the West Virginia University: a Masters of Arts in Community Counseling and a Master’s of Science in Community Health Promotion. Between earning my post graduate degrees he worked at various not for profit organizations such as Independent living centers, youth treatment facilities and programming in both disability and the aging communities. 

Working in these diverse communities and getting the opportunity to learn about “community” is motivational; Eric might even say it was empowering.   Eric continually training to improve and expand my skills by facilitating educational community workshops on topics that the community finds important and providing health education to various organizations. Eric has significant experience assisting families in acquiring new tools to increase their knowledge of resources that could support their ability to be well.  Eric used his academic education and practical experience to help community members’ review and evaluate their life situation, and help clarify their true goals.  He prides himself with educating others in ways to gain an understanding of their capacity to learn new things and skills that have an impact towards living effectively. 

Eric, currently works as a master trainer for the dibble Institute and faculty for West Virginia University as the Monongalia County families and Health extension agent, educating about the topics pertaining to family dynamics, relationships, grief, fitness, stress reduction and overall wellness.