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Robert James Murphy, American language educator, writer, medical specialist, consultant, pianist, pipe organ performer. Certified English, speech, drama and journalism teacher Indiana. Named Advocate of Year, League for the Blind and Disabled, 2002; recipient Distinguished Graduate award, Decatur (Indiana) Catholic Elementary and High School, 2003.


Murphy, Robert James was born on August 31, 1941 in Decatur, Indiana, United States. Son of James William and Catherine Agnes (Schumacker) Murphy.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1963. Postgraduate, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1972. Master of Science in Education, St. Francis University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1967.

Postgraduate, University Denver, 1986.


Speech and drama teacher Rochester High School, Indiana, 1976—1978. Chair department English Lawrenceburg High School, 1978—1981, Holy Family High School, Denver, 1981—1986. Principal Randall-Moore School, 1986—1987.

Director education Mansfield Business School, 1987—1989. Principal St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1989—1994. President, founder Murphy Educational Consulting, since 1995, D/B/A Alternative Education Curriculum and The Learning Kaleidoscope, Pensacola, Florida, 1995—2006.

Consultant American Printing House for Blind, Louisville, 1999—2002. Consultant, writer, speaker homeschooling groups, since 1995. Executive director, co-founder The Kaleidoscope Education Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2003, co-founder, director, Indiana, 03.

Teacher, supervisor Aurora Evening High School, Colorado, 1986—1987. Teacher University St. Francis, Fort Wayne, 2003—2008, IVY Technology Community College, Fort Wayne, 2008—2009. Education coordinator, teacher M.A.Y.A. Unity Center, Fort Wayne, 2003.

Director education Phoenix Youth Center, 2003—2006. Musician Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, since 1961. Director education Med Technology College.


  • Certified English, speech, drama and journalism teacher Indiana.


  • Other Work

    • Author: All in One Big Book, 1998, The Pump Man, 1998. Co-author: Teaching the Student with a Visual Impairment, 2000, author reading and writing curriculum. Director: Firehouse Theater, 2006-2007.


Board directors Fort Wayne Public Transportation Company, 2000—2009, League for Blind and Disabled, Fort Wayne, 2000—2007. Chairman board directors United Voice Coalition, 2002—2005. Chairman board directors State Indiana Alliance Community Inclusion, since 2003.

Site visitor United States Department Education Blue Ribbon School, 1991. Development director Fifth Freedom Network for People with Disabilities, Fort Wayne, 2006—2007. Founding board directors, executive assistant director Phoenix Youth Center-Club Unified, 2003—2006.

Member of Arvada Festival Playhouse (director musical director 1974-1979), Knights Columbus 451, Deputy Grand Knight, American Guild Organists.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, hiking, swimming, piano, organ.


Married Linda L. Nolan, June 28, 1975. 1 child Christina Lyn.

James William Murphy

Catherine Agnes (Schumacker) Murphy

Linda L. Nolan

Christina Lyn Murphy