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BIOL 495 Special Problems in Biology-Peaks of Otter Salamanders
BIOL 497 Biosystematics
CRST 290 History of Life
ENVR 350 Environmental Science & Policy
NASC 315 Environmental Science
Dr. Brophy was born in Edison, New Jersey in July 1971 and joined the faculty at Liberty in 2004. He is a Liberty alumnus (B.S. Biology - class of ’93) and spent three years teaching high school students at New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg. After Liberty, Dr. Brophy earned a Master's degree from Marshall University (M.S. Biological Sciences) and a Ph.D. from George Mason (Environmental Science and Public Policy). 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 in 1993, he and his wife, Michele, now have six children: Timmy, Emily, James, John, Peter, and Chloe. In addition to his academic and family pursuits, Dr. Brophy is the senior pastor at Church of the Good Shepherd.
Creation Biology Society
Chelonian Research Foundation
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Virginia Herpetological Society
Virginia Natural History Society
Reichenbach, N., and T. R. Brophy. 2017. Natural history of the Peaks of Otter Salamander (Plethodon hubrichti) along an elevational gradient. Herpetological Bulletin, Vol. 141: In Press.
Brophy, T. R., and M. McConnachie. 2017. A baraminological analysis of the landfowl (Aves: Galliformes). Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B: Life Sciences, Vol. 7: In Press.
Sumontha, M., T. R. Brophy, K. Kunya, S. Wiboonatthapol, and O. S. G. Pauwels. 2016. A new snail-eating turtle of the genus Malayemys Lindholm, 1931 (Geoemydidae) from Thailand and Laos. Taprobanica (The Journal of Asian Biodiversity) 8(1):1-9 (plates 1-10).
Fantasia, C., T. R. Brophy, and N. Reichenbach. 2012. The Peaks of Otter Salamander: Range Restriction due to Interspecific Competition with the Eastern Red-backed Salamander. Poster Presentation at Virginia Academy of Science Meeting.
Goff, C., T. R. Brophy, and N. Reichenbach. 2011. The Peaks of Otter Salamander: Factors Restricting it to Montane Forests of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Oral Presentation given at Virginia Herpetological Society Meeting.
McConnachie, M., and T. R. Brophy. 2008. A baraminological analysis of the landfowl (Aves: Galliformes). Occasional Papers of the BSG 11:9-10.
Frederickson, A., T. R. Brophy, and N. Reichenbach. 2007. Ecophysiological boundaries for the distribution of the Peaks of Otter Salamander (Plethodon hubrichti). Oral Presentation Given at Virginia Herpetological Society Meeting.
Brophy, T. R. 2007. Book Review: A creationist review and preliminary analysis of the history, geology, climate, and biology of the Galapagos Islands, by Todd C. Wood. Origins (BCS) 45:22-23.
Brophy, T. R., and P. A. Kramer. 2007. Preliminary results from a baraminological analysis of the mole salamanders (Caudata: Amystomatidae). Occasional Papers of the BSG 10:10-11.
McConnachie, M., and T. R. Brophy. 2007. A biblical word analysis for the landfowl (Aves: Galliformes). Occasional Papers of the BSG 10:20-21.
Brophy, T. R., W. Frair, and D. Clark. 2006. A review of interspecific hybridization in the Order Testudines. Occasional Papers of the BSG 8:16.
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.