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Richard Murdocco

Adjunct Professor

Masters of Arts, Public Policy, Stony Brook University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Urban Studies, Fordham University

N-739, Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
Department of Political Science
4392 SUNY
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4392

P: (631) 560-1450
F: (631) 632-4116

Collection of Published Work and Media Appearances


Richard Murdocco is an award-winning columnist who writes on land use, real estate markets and economic development, and environmental policy. Murdocco's work often appears in major publications including Newsday and the New York Daily News.

His reported and op-ed analytical writing explores the policy processes behind land use decision making, the interplay between developmental efforts, economic growth, and environmental quality, and the forces that shape zoning policies on the local and regional levels.

In addition to his affiliation with the University's Department of Political Science, he also teaches within Stony Brook's School of Atmospheric and Marine Sciences. Within SoMAS, Murdocco teaches a series of graduate and undergraduate courses on environmental policy. 

Alongside from his policy work, Murdocco is a marketing and communications executive in the renewable energy industry.


Graduate Next Offered: Fall 2022
POL 516: Topics in Public Affairs - Storms and Seas POL 531: Topics in Public Affairs- Planning
POL 531: Topics in Public Affairs - Planning POL 596: Capstone Preparation Seminar
POL 538: The Politics of Local Economic Development  
POL 596: Capstone Preparation Seminar  
POL 597: Capstone Internship  
MAR 514: Environmental Management  
MAR 392: Waste Management