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About J. Murray Murdoch, Ph.D.

Dr. Murdoch has served at Cedarville University since 1965. In addition to several history courses, he teaches a Social Movements course that covers ethnic and gender issues. He was the men’s tennis coach at Cedarville from 1965 to 1994. He remains active in the tennis community as a member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) executive committee and Board of Directors. Dr. Murdoch has also held several interim pastorates in Ohio.


Present Senior Professor of History, Cedarville University Department of History and Government


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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Educator Award, Cedarville College - 1995
  • NAIA Hall of Fame, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics - 1992
  • Cedarville College Athletic Hall of Fame, Cedarville College, 1986
  • NAIA District 22 Tennis Coach of the Year - 1968-1970, 1972-1985, 1987, 1989-1993
  • Mid-Ohio Tennis Coach of the Year- 1968-1970, 1972-1987, 1989-1992
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Cedarville College - 1967


  • United States History I
  • Early American History
  • Social Movements
  • Interpretation in American History
  • Great Books in History and Politics

Contact Information

Department of History and Government
Cedarville University
HGC 112
937-766-7930, 7931


Dissertation (1)

Books (3)

Book Chapters (1)

Articles (9)

Interviews (1)

Lectures (5)