“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” –Neil deGrasse Tyson—
Academic settings have always been my home, the spaces where I am most challenged and experience the most growth. At Texas Woman’s University (TWU), I was employed by the campus writing center as a writing consultant. This position allowed me to find beauty in all stages of the writing process. At Texas Christian University (TCU), I served as a graduate research assistant on multiple projects focusing on program evaluation, the utilization of services, impacts of physical space on therapeutic outcomes, and the medical needs of the homeless population. Through this position, I strengthened my analytical thinking skills and rekindled a love for systematic literature reviews and raw data. I am also pursuing a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).
Although I enjoy direct practice, my ultimate goals lie in research and academia. I would love nothing more than to positively contribute to the field and empower aspiring social workers.
You can expect posts regarding homelessness, geriatrics, healthcare, current events, and social work in general. I hope to share my unique perspective with you and encourage you to share anything you learn or find interesting with your colleagues, friends, and family. As cheesy as it sounds, knowledge is power and together, we can make a difference.
For more information, feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website eroarkmurphyonline.com.
Be the change,