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Dr. Steven Ross Murray currently is the Director of the Physical Education Program and a Professor of Teaching in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Murray was born and reared in Tennessee, USA, and studied health and physical education at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, USA, and later earned his bachelor's degree from the University of North Alabama (BS 1991) in physical education. He took his master's and doctoral degrees from Middle Tennessee State University (MS 1993, DA 1996) in wellness and fitness and physical education, respectively.
Dr. Murray previously was a Professor in and former Head of the Department of Kinesiology, and former Acting Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. Before joining the faculty at Colorado Mesa University in 1998, he worked for Cumberland University in Tennessee as a grant procurer and administrator and was on faculty at Lander University in South Carolina in the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science.
Dr. Murray is the author of Wellness for Life (Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2015, 3rd edition, 2012) and Fitness Walking (Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2009). In addition to his books, he has published over 140 articles in academic journals and other periodicals, including Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Nikephoros: Zeitschrift für Sport und Kultur im Altertum, Palamedes: A Journal of Ancient History, The Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Journal of Athletic Training, The Physical Educator, The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and The Physician and Sportsmedicine. He has been a reviewer, contributing editor, editor-in-chief, and invited referee for several publishing companies and academic journals. Lastly, he is an avid runner and sportsman, and he has completed numerous multi-sport events, including the IRONMAN ® World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.