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Dave Murphy

Dave Murphy Dave Murphy has taught thousands of students, novice-to-expert, to be more productive using personal computers. He has over 26,000 hours of classroom experience. He has been certified by Novell, Inc. as a Certified NetWare Instructor and by WordPerfect Corporation as a WordPerfect Certified Resource. His training expertise includes most DOS applications, Windows, Novell NetWare, Linux, Microsoft Office, and over a hundred other popular software products.

He has authored 143 computer training manuals as well as over 2,500 technical articles and white papers related to information technology and training. ITrain recently published Mr. Murphy's two-volume The Training Book, the handbook for trainers.

In addition to presenting college and business training programs, Mr. Murphy is a public speaker advocating business development programs within both the academic and commercial forums, and he writes for a number of national newspapers and magazines. His news articles have a global syndication. Mr. Murphy holds academic degrees from the Defense Language Institute, United States Air Force, The University of Maryland, and The Johns Hopkins University. He has completed his doctoral coursework is awaiting publication of his dissertation; his academic area of specialization is the protection of intellectual property rights of information technology assets following technology transfer in the course of international trade.

Following a military career, Mr. Murphy is founded a multinational computer training company offering instructor-led & online training programs and publishing software learning guides. In 1997 he founded ITrain, the nonprofit professional society for information technology trainers. He now serves ITrain members hailing from 178 countries as the association's membership director. Mr. Murphy teaches computers and English at Howard Community College and is Humanities Chair at the University of Phoenix, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in liberal arts, information systems & technology, and business.

Mr. Murphy is Past President of the Rotary Club of Columbia-Patuxent, Inc. (District 7620), Past Chairman of the Rotary Club of Columbia-Patuxent Charitable Trust, Past President of the Howard County Sexual Assault Center, Inc., and a graduate of Leadership Howard County, a leadership-development program for businesspeople. In addition to serving on multiple nonprofit boards of directors, Mr. Murphy, along with his family, is active in church and civic activities, including Worldwide Marriage Encounter. He is a private pilot and was an officer in the USAF Civil Air Patrol with ASEL and high performance ratings; his home airfield is Tipton Airport (KFME).

Mr. Murphy lives with his wife, Peggy, and their two daughters in Ellicott City, Maryland USA.

He may be reached at or 410.567.5366.

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