David Murphy

David Murphy
Associate Professor, Fire Safety Engineering Technology
Phone: 
704-687-5051
Fax: 
704-687-4187
Degrees & Professional Registration: 
  • M.S. in Loss Prevention and Safety, Eastern Kentucky University, 2000
  • B.S. in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology, Eastern Kentucky University, 1996
Other Professional Appointments: 
  • Adjunct Faculty – Department of Safety Loss Prevention and Safety, Eastern Kentucky University, 2001
  • Vocational Instructor – Division of Fire and Rescue Training, Central Kentucky Technical College, Lexington, Kentucky, 1993 – 1998
  • Safety/Training/Human Resources Supervisor AFG Industries, Richmond, Kentucky, 1998 – 2001
  • Richmond Fire Department :Assistant Chief (1995-1998) Richmond, Kentucky, Battalion Chief (1993-1995), Captain (1992-1993), Firefighter (1988-1992)
  • Assisted in the establishment of the FSET fire safety lab located at the Charlotte Fire Department Training Academy in South Charlotte. Several days have been realized in the design, procurement, transportation and setup of lab equipment (ongoing)
  • Assisted in the establishment of the on campus FSET fire safety lab located in the Smith building on the campus of UNC Charlotte. Laboratory design and the procurement of equipment is currently underway (ongoing)
  • Assisted in the procurement of recruiting materials for the FSET program (ongoing)
  • Assisted in the development of the four year FSET curriculum proposal
  • Have devoted numerous hours in the TAC-ABET criteria curriculum arena
  • Currently amassing information to begin planning for the future FSET Cooperative Education Program
Research Grants: 
  • Urbas, Josef, Zhou, Aixi, Kimble, Jeff and David L. Murphy. "Quantification of Effectiveness of Pre-Applied Water Spray, Foam and Gel in Prevention of UWI". Fire Prevention & Safety Grant. United States Department of Homeland Security. ($496,000.00). FY 2008-2011.
  • Janssens, Marc, Jeff Kimble, and David L. Murphy. “Low Flammability of Non-Halogenated Vinyl Ester Containing Nanofillers for Production of RTM Composite Structures”, Office of Naval Research ($31,000.00, FY 2001-2002)
  • Janssens, Marc, Jeff Kimble, and David L. Murphy. “Navy DURIP Grant”, Fire test system for measuring heat release, smoke production, and flame spread characteristics of material and assemblies, Office of Naval Research ($222,000.00, FY 2001-2002)
  • Janssens, Marc, Jeff Kimble, and David L. Murphy. “Development of Fire Data Management Systems Tools to generate Data for Fire Safety Engineering and Modeling”. National Institute of Standards and Technology. ($65,000.00, FY 2001-2002)
  • Kimble, Jeff and David L. Murphy. “Ignition Temperatures of Landscape Mulch”. The Warren Group. $1500.00. September 2002
  • Murphy, David L. “A Study of Seatbelt Usage in the North Carolina Fire Service”. The William Satates Lee College of Engineering Technology Department, $1500.00. Summer 2003
  • CID Grant Awarded: “University Curriculum Instructional and Development Grant” for development of FSET 3123 - Industrial Hazards & Electricity Curriculum. $5000.00. January 2001
Recent Publications: 
  • Murphy, David L. "Teamwork and the Big Red Truck" . Fire Engineering Magazine. May 2010.
  • Murphy, David L."Be Someone's Hero". Fire Chief Magazine. (Editorial quote). December 2009.
  • Murphy, David L. "What Can You Do?". Fire Engineering. Letters to the Editor. July 2009.
  • Murphy, David L."Instilling Safe Behaviors in the Next Generation of Firefighters" Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN. April 2010.
  • Murphy, David L. “Safety in Manufacturing: A Common Sense Approach”. Proceedings of the Mississippi Gulfcoast Manufacturing Conference. February 2002
  • Janssens, Marc, Jeff Kimble, and David L. Murphy. “Computer Tools to Determine Material Properties for Fire Growth Modeling from Cone Calorimeter Data”. Fire and Materials 8th International Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. January 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Safety in the Public Emergency Services: Lessons Learned in the Private Sector”. Fire Engineering. Penwell Publications. June 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Practical Advice for the New Kid on the Block”. Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators Conference. June 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “On the Other Side of the Fence: Practical Tips for First Time Teachers”. Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators Conference. June 2003
  • Murphy, David L. and Lorraine Stanton. “WebCT Empowers the Fire Service”. Proceedings of the WebCT ImPact 2004 Conference. San Diego, CA. July 2004
  • Murphy, David L. “Removing Roadblocks to Education”. (pending) Fire Chief Magazine. Primedia Publications
  • Murphy, David L. “I’d Just Like to Say”. Carolina Fire, Rescue and EMS Journal. December 2002
  • Murphy, David L. “The Wellstone Principles”. Carolina Fire, Rescue and EMS Journal. December 2002
  • Murphy, David L. “We Need to Talk”. Fire Engineering Magazine Website @ http://fe.pennnet.com/articles/article_id=171810. March 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “A Wise Investment”. Carolina Fire, Rescue & EMS Journal. April 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Do You Believe in Magic?” Fire Engineering Magazine Website @ http://fe.pennnet.com/articles. April 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “The 10 Commandments of Getting Along with Others in the Fire Service”. Fire Engineering Magazine Website @ http://fe.pennnet.com/articles/article/_id=6410370. June 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Practical Advice for the New Kid on the Block”. Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators. June 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “On the Other Side of the Fence: Practical Tips for First Time Teachers”. Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators. June 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Don’t Worry – Be Happy”. Carolina Fire, Rescue and EMS Journal. July 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Practice Your Exit Awareness”. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Campus News @ http://www.uncc.edu/public_relations/newsletter/100803.pdf . October 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Personal Attributes of a Fire Service Professional” Fire Engineering Magazine Website @ http://fe.pennnet.com/Articles/Article_189576 . October 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Twenty Five Traits of Excellent Fire Service Supervison” . Carolina Fire, Rescue and EMS Journal. October 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Where There’s Smoke, There’s …” The University of North Carolina Campus News @ http://www.uncc.edu/public_relations/newsletter/102203.pdf . October 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Have a Fire Safe Holiday”. The University of North Carolina Campus News @ http://www.uncc.edu/public_relations/newsletter/121703.pdf . December 17, 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Safety in Manufacturing: A Common Sense Approach”. Mississippi Gulfcoast Manufacturing Conference. Gulfport, MS. February 2002
  • Kimble, Jeff and David L. Murphy. “It’s Never Too Late to Return to School”. Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN. April 2002
  • Janseens, Marc, Jeff Kimble, and David L. Murphy. “Computer Tools to Determine Material Properties for Fire Growth Modeling from Cone Calorimeter Data”. Fire and Materials 8th International Conference and Exhibition. San Francisco, CA. January 2003
  • Kimble, Jeff and David L. Murphy. “Is There a Need for Web Based Learning in the Fire Service?” Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN. April 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Practical Advice for the New Kid on the Block”. American Society of Engineering Educators Conference. Nashville, TN. June 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “On the Other Side of the Fence: Practical Tips for First Time Teachers”. American Society of Engineering Educators Conference. Nashville, TN. June 2003
  • Murphy, David L. and Debbie Mowry. “WebCT Empowers the Fire Service”. WebCT Impact 2004 Conference. San Diego, CA. July 2003
  • Kimble, Jeff and David L. Murphy “It’s Never Too Late to Return to School”. North Carolina Fireman’s Association Conference. Charlotte, NC. August 2002
  • Kimble, Jeff and David L. Murphy. “It’s Never Too Late to Return to School”. North Carolina Fire Chiefs Association. Wrightsville Beach, NC. February 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Trading Places: An Effective Strategy to Engage Your Students”. WebCT Rocky Mountain Regional Conference. Estes Park, CO. May 2003
  • Kimble, Jeff and David L. Murphy. “It’s Never Too Late to Return to School”. North Carolina Fire Educators Association. Huntersville, NC. May 2003
  • Murphy, David L. “Fire Safety in the Home”. Cabarrus Newcomers Club. Concord, NC. February 2002
  • Murphy, David L. “Fire Service/ Arson Overview”. Tarhell Gumshoes Mystery Writers Club. Huntersville, NC. January 2003