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 five children: Timmy, Emily, James, John & Peter. He is the oldest of 8 children and has a brother who recently graduated from Rutgers University.
BSG: A Creation Biology Study Group
Chelonian Research Foundation
Madras Crocodile Bank Trust-Hamadryad
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Virginia Herpetological Society
Virginia Natural History Society
Brophy, T. R. and T. K. Pauley. 2006. Eurycea cirrigera (Southern Two-lined Salamander). Gill Morphology. Herpetological Review 37(2):197.
Brophy, T. R. 2006. Allometry and sexual dimorphism in the snail-eating turtle Malayemys macrocephala (Gray, 1859) from the Chao Phraya River Basin of central Thailand . Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5(1):159-165.
Brophy, T. R. 2005. Geographic distribution of the Southeast Asian turtles in the genus Malayemys (Testudines: Bataguridae). Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 40(2):21-33.
Brophy, T. R. 2004. Geographic variation and systematics in the south-east Asian turtles of the genus Malayemys (Testudines: Bataguridae). Hamadryad 29(1):63-79.
Brophy, T. R., and C. H. Ernst. 2004. Sexual dimorphism, allometry and vertebral scute morphology in Notochelys platynota (Gray, 1834). Hamadryad 29(1):80-88.