Mr. Murphy is a certified floodplain manager, certified urban and regional planner, and legal scholar.  His work and research focuses on land use planning and control law, community-based planning, code and regulation drafting, floodplain management, infrastructure finance and planning, post-disaster redevelopment planning, community resiliency and sustainability.  He currently leads the University of Florida’s Resilient Communities Initiative, reaching out to local governments through interlocal agreements to assemble teams of expert faculty, researchers, and student assistants to craft planning solutions to the challenges facing local governments in the 21st Century.  He is currently Co-chair of the ASFPM Higher Education Policy Sub-committee and academia representative for the ASFPM Certification Board of Regents (CBOR).