Adam Murry

Adjunct Faculty

Adam Murry (Apache), PhD in industrial-organizational psychology, is currently an instructor of AIS 448: Producing and assessing social research in Indian communities, and a research associate at the Sonoran University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) working on a collaborative telemedicine project with the Tohono O'odham Nation. From 2015-2016, he served as a post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Arizona's department of American Indian Studies, where he taught a graduate level course in research design and assisted with the development of the bachelors degree program in AIS. His research interests include organizational development and mixed methods research to improve educational, employment, or health outcomes for Native American youth and adults. He has served as a researcher for the Oregon Indian Education Association (OIEA), the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), the National Indian Parent Information Center (NIPIC), and for multiple National Science Foundation (NSF) programs designed to advance minority and female representation in the sciences. Outside of academe he's been a musician, playing the drums, electric bass, and percussion with various Los Angeles and Portland-based bands and projects, and currently studies Brazilian Jiu Jitzu for his mental and physical health. He and his fiancee, Aisha Taylor, son, Micah Ha:ṣañ Murry-Taylor, and father, Bryan BrightCloud, live near the Rincon mountains of Tucson, but he regularly travels to LA for his family's bi-annual powwow's and to Oregon and Los Angeles to visit friends and family.