Tom Murphy has been involved with MCOR since its inception in 2010, and has 30 years of experience working with public officials, researchers, industry, government agencies, and landowners during his tenure with the University. His work has centered on translational outreach in natural resource development, with a more recent emphasis specifically in natural gas exploration and related topics for the last ten years. He lectures globally on natural gas development from shale, the economics driving the process, and its broad impacts including landowner and surface issues, environmental aspects, evolving drilling technologies, critical infrastructure, workforce assessment and training, local business expansion, resource utilization, financial considerations, and LNG export trends. In his role with MCOR, Tom provides leadership to a range of Penn State's related outreach activities and events. He also collaborates extensively with government agencies and academics worldwide on community stakeholder engagement and emerging research questions critical to the role of shale energy in a changing global energy paradigm. Mr. Murphy is a graduate of Penn State University.