Dr. Brophy was born in Edison, New Jersey in July 1971 and joined the faculty at Liberty in 2004. He is a Liberty alum (class of ’93) and spent three years teaching high school students at New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg. His dissertation research focused on variation and systematics in a Southeast Asian turtle genus. Dr. Brophy has broad interests in vertebrate ecology and systematics. He is currently working on several research projects including an ecological study of the Peaks of Otter Salamander and baraminological studies of landfowl, mole salamanders, and cucurbits. Married to his wife Michele in 1993, he now has six children: Timmy, Emily, James, John, Peter, and Baby Chloe (or Paul). He is the oldest of 8 children and has a brother who’s a graduate student at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
Allometry and Sexual Dimorphism in the Snail-eating Turtle Malayemys macrocephala from the Chao Phraya River Basin of Central Thailand, Chelonian Conservation and Biology (2006)
Allometric growth and sexual dimorphism of the shell is evident in Malayemys macrocephala from the...
A Review of Interspecific Hybridization in the Order Testudines (with Wayne Frair and Darlene Clark) (2006)
Eurycea cirrigera (Southern Two-lined Salamander). Gill Morphology (with Thomas K. Pauley), Herpetological Review (2006)
Geographic Distribution of the Southeast Asian Turtles in the Genus Malayemys (Testudines: Bataguridae), Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society (2005)
Members of the genus Malayemys, Malayan snail-eating turtles, are small batagurid turtles reaching maximum sizes...
Sexual Dimorphism, Allometry and Vertebral Scute Morphology in Notochelys platynota (Gray, 1834) (with Carl H. Ernst), Hamadryad (2004)
Sexual dimorphism, allometry, and vertebral scute morphology were studied in the Malayan flat-shelled turtle, Notochelys...
A Baraminological Analysis of the Landfowl (Aves: Galliformes) (with Michelle McConnachie) (2008)
A Biblical Word Analysis for the Landfowl (Aves: Galliformes) (with Michelle McConnachie) (2007)
Preliminary Results from a Baraminological Analysis of the Mole Salamanders (Caudata: Ambystomatidae) (with Peter A. Kramer) (2007)
Geographic Variation and Systematics in the South-east Asian Turtles of the Genus Malayemys (Testudines: Bataguridae), Hamadryad (2004)
Geographic variation was studied in the south-east Asian turtles of the genus Malayemys (Testudines: Bataguridae)....