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Dr. William J. Murphy Bio

Dr. William J. Murphy is the founder and president of Good Government Now where he advocates for proposals to strengthen congressional institutional capacities for oversight and investigation of the executive branch. Dr. Murphy is active with several advocacy and policy research organizations. He is a Co-Chair of Physicians Against Drug Shortages, an advocacy group dedicated to promoting competition in the pharmaceutical and medical product markets. He is an Associate Professor of Social Science at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI where he teaches American government, economics, and U.S. national security policy.  He previously served as a lecturer in the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania, an adjunct faculty member at Villanova University, and a visiting professor at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea.  Dr. Murphy holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania as well as an A.B. in Government from Harvard College.  He is a veteran of enlisted and officer service in the armor branch of the United States Army from 1988-1991, including assignments as a tank platoon leader and battalion staff officer with the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea.