Mr. Daniel Murphy completed his MA in sport psychology and sport sociology from SJSU with distinction, after earning a BA degree with university and department honors from UCSC in American Studies with a focus on film and music. He is a multi-disciplinary scholar. He lectures on a range of topics including film studies, sport studies, sport psychology, sport history, critical thinking, research writing in the sciences, cultural competency, health psychology, stress and coping, community health, and global humanities.
He is a published author in sport psychology and sport sociology journals, and an active peer reviewer for academic journals and textbooks. Daniel’s current research is centered on stress and coping in elite athletics and critical media analysis in sport.


  • LIB3100 Critical Thinking
  • LIB3145 Research Writing
  • LIB3146 Information Literacy

Selected Publications

Shifflett, B. & Murphy, D. & Ghiasvand, F. & Carlton, M. & Cuevas, M. (2016). Gender Bias in Sports-Media Analytics. Journal of Sports Media 11(2), 111-128. University of Nebraska Press. Retrieved July 31, 2018, from Project MUSE database. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/658908

Elsa Kristiansen, Daniel Murphy & Glyn C. Roberts (2012) Organizational Stress and Coping in U.S. Professional Soccer, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 24:2, 207-223, DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2011.614319

Credentials & Accolades

Master of Arts Degree in Kinesiology, Sport Sociology and Sport Psychology Focus
San Jose Staté University, San José, CA

Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies, History & Popular Culture Focus
University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Diploma, July 2001

US Soccer Coaches Association National B License, July 2005

2017-2108 CHaHS Lecturer of the Year, Service Award, SJSU

2012 – 2013 Lecturer of the Year, Department of Kinesiology, SJSU