Gerald Murphy Jr.

Undergraduate Academic Adviser
Pronouns: 
he/him/his
Hometown: 
Detroit, MI
Education: 
B.A. in Sociology in Race and Ethnicity, Oakland University
M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership Oakland University
Penn Stater since: 
Spring 2022
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Xun Kuang

My Bucket List consists of traveling to at least 50 countries. So far I’ve been to China, Japan, South Korea and Canada.

I am afraid of rats, squirrels, rabbits, and anything else of the rodent family. In my childhood I was bit on the hand by a mouse and ever since I have been terribly afraid of rodents.

In my spare time I like to play online video games such as League of Legends, Genshin Impact, Valorant and more.

You may not know this about me, but I was a very athletic person in middle school and high school. I did track, football, baseball, swimming and karate. Now I am as fragile as a noodle.

If I could only listen to one band the rest of my life it would be Black Pink, I am a huge KPOP fan and I think they are the best KPOP group in this generation.


Full body image of Gerald Murphy, Jr., black man smiling holding a painting of Wonder Woman.