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Cecil Murray

John R. Tansey Chair in Christian Ethics and Professor of Religion

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 743-4105
Office: ABM ABM


Biographical Sketch



Ph.D. Religion, Claremont School of Theology, 6/1964
B.A. History, Florida A&M University, 1951

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Research allowed travel to Tanzania, Rwanda, and to our nation's capitol. In turn, a group from D.C's Department of Education has visited and dialogued with some 50 organizational leaders in Los Angeles on campus at USC. Presently, I am on 15 boards/projects of outreach and research, the key groups being listed here: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA); County Commission on Children and Family Services; California African American Museum, State Board; California Science Center; Options for Youth Charter School Board; Board of Directors, The Ray Charles Foundation; School on Wheel (taking learning to homeless children); Five Million Kids (5MK): Presidential initiative for financial literacy to include five million kids.

Funded Research

Contracts and Grants Awarded

Murray Center for Community Engagement (COMERICA Bank), Donald Earl Miller, $25,000, 2010-2029  

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, Senior Fellow

Honors and Awards

USC Endowed Chair, John R. Tansey Chair in Christian Ethics, 2005-  

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

Passing the Mantle Program, Co-Founder, Administrated by USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture Funded by Irvine Foundation, 2005-2011  

Review Panels

USC Transnational Research Office, USC Transnational Research Office of Restorative Justice, 2009-2010   

Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

Lectures: Claremont School of Theology, El Camino Community, Colorectal Cancer, KTYM, 2009-2010   

Other Service to the University

USC Keck School of Medicine Board of Overseers Black Alumni Association Office of Religious Life Joint Educational Project, 2009-2010   

Service to the Profession

Other Service to the Profession

California African American Museum Commission on Children and Families Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency Opportunities for Learning Charter School Board School on Wheels The Ray Charles Foundation, Treasurer South Central Prevention Coalition, 2009-2010   
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