J. Dennis Murray

J. Dennis Murray

Dennis Murray

Office: 150 South Hall
Rank:  Professor
Phone: (570) 662-4775
Email: dmurray@mansfield.edu

Activities and Interests: 

  • Rural Communities, Services, and Health Care
  • Leadership Development
  • Community/Clinical Psychology
  • Social Support/Self-help
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Leadership Development
  • Counseling Skills
  • Death and Dying


  • B.A. - Syracuse University
  • M.S.  - University of Rochester 
  • Ph.D. - University of Rochester

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Personal Statement:

  • My background is in clinical and community psychology and my interests are primarily in communities, natural support systems, and their effects on people. I teach about and study rural communities in particular and their unique impact on the health and mental health people who live in them.
  • I have a long interest in peer counseling and the support aspects of "intentional communities." I also am interested in leadership, counseling skills, alternative dispute resolution strategies, and the psychological aspects of dealing with death and dying.
  • My formal undergraduate courses include Helping Skills, Theories of Counseling, Career Planning, Death and Dying, and courses on leadership.
  • I am directly involved in a number of local and state agencies and organizations, such as the Laurel Health System and the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health.
  • I enjoy teaching and direct involvement with student learning and growth. I have a keen interest in how students develop as emerging leaders.