President, Shifting the Paradigm
Robert Murphy led Maryland’s discipline reform efforts, dropout prevention, and alternative programs efforts at the Maryland State Department of Education, including developing the model for disproportionality. He served on the Council of State Government (CSG) School Discipline Consensus Project workgroup and continues working with CSG around student discipline issues. He is the author of Decision Points: Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline. He consults with schools, school systems, community organizations, and professional organizations nationally and internationally. Murphy is a board member for the National Council on Educating Black Children (NCEBC), Maryland Public Television (MPT) American Graduate Champion, and he was named by former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the Juvenile Justice Education Program Coordinating Council.