2009-Present: Director, Hobby Center for the Study of Texas and Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor, Department of Sociology, Rice University
2007-2009: Director, U.S. Bureau of the Census (Presidential Appointment). Served as the 21st Director of the Bureau with administrative responsibility for nearly 13,000 permanent employees and a budget of more than $6 billion; provided public testimony before Congressional Oversight and Appropriations Committees and served as the public face for the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Administered Planning for the 2010 Census
1997-2004: Regents Professor, Texas A&M University System. .
2006-2007: Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies, University. of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
2004-2007: Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Demography and Organization Studies, The University of Texas at San Antonio.
2004-2007: Director, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio.
2001-2007: State Demographer of Texas (first person appointed to this position).
Steve H. Murdock et al. Population Change in the United States: Socioeconomic Challenges and Opportunities in The Twenty-First Century, Dordrecht Springer Publications 2015. 182 pgs.
Steve H. Murdock et al. Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2014, 256 pgs.
Steve H. Murdock and David A. Swanson (eds.) Applied Demography in the Twenty-First Century Berlin: Springer Publications, 2008, 371 pages.
Murdock, Steve H., Chris Kelley, Jeffrey Jordan, Beverly Pecotte, and Alvin Luedke. Demographics: A Guide to Methods and Sources of Data for Demographic Analysis in the Media, Business, and Government. Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm Publishers, 2006. 193 pages.
Murdock, Steve H., Steve White, Md. Nazrul Hoque, Beverly Pecotte, Xiuhong You, and Jennifer Balkan. The New Texas Challenge: Population Change and the Future of Texas. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2003. 240 pages.
Murdock, Steve H., R.S. Krannich, F.L. Leistritz, S. Spies, J. D. Wulfhorst, K. Wrigley, R. Sell, S. White, and K. Effah. Hazardous Wastes in Rural America: Impacts, Implications and Options for Rural Communities. Boulder, Colorado: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 1999. 232 pages.
Steve H. Murdock, Md. Nazrul Hoque, Martha Michael, Steve White, and Beverly Pecotte. The Texas Challenge: Population Change and the Future of Texas. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1997. 233 pages.
Steve H. Murdock. An America Challenged: Population Change and the Future of the United States. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1995. 253 pages.
Chapters in Books
Murdock, Steve, M. Cline and M. Zey “The Future of Hispanics May Determine the Socioeconomic Future of the United States.” pp. 11-32. Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas. Eds: William A. Vega, Kyriakos S. Markides, Jacqueline L. Angel and Fernando M. Torres-Gil Heidelberg. Springer Publications, 2015.
Murdock, Steve, M. Cline and M. Zey. “The History of Texas Population” in Major Problems in Texas History (Second Edition). (Ed: S. Haynes). Arlington: University of Texas-Arlington Press, 2014.
Murdock, Steve and Robert M. Groves. “The 2010 Census.” pp. 169-172. Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census. Margo Anderson, Constance Citro and Joseph J. Salvo (eds.). Washington, D. C.: National Academy of Science Press. 2012.
Murdock, Steve, Mary A. Zey, Michael Cline, and Stephen Klineberg. “Poverty, Educational Attainment and Health Among America’s Children: Current and Future Effects of Population Diversification and Associated Socioeconomic Change.” The Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk. 1:1:1-33, 2010.
Hoque, Nazrul, Margaret McCuster, Steve H. Murdock and Deborah Perez. “The Implications of Change in Population Size, Distribution, and Composition on the Number of Overweight and Obese Adults and the Direct and Indirect Costs Associated with Overweight and Obese Adults in Texas Through 2040” Population Research and Policy Review 29:2:173-191, 2010.
Murdock, Steve H. “The Potential Effects of Legal and Unauthorized International Migration on the Census and Other Data Sources in the United States: Methodological and Policy Issues in 2010 and Beyond.” Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 13:31:1-14, 2006.
McCusker, Margaret E., Steve H. Murdock, Md. Nazrul Hoque, Eduardo J. Sanchez, and Philip P. Huang. “The Projected Burden of Overweight and Obesity in Texas Through 2040.” The Journal of Obesity. June 2004.
McGehee, Mary A., Stanley D. Hall, and Steve H. Murdock. “Rural and Urban Death Rates by Race/Ethnicty and Gender, Texas: 1990 and 2000.” The Journal of Multicultural Nursing & Health 10:2: 13-21, Summer 2004.
Murdock, Steve H., M. Nazrul Hoque, Kenneth Johnson and Mary McGehee. “Racial/Ethnic Diversification in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Population Change in the United States: Implications for Health Care Provision in Rural America.” The Journal of Rural Health 19(4): 425-432, 2003.
Swenson, Tami, Steve White, and Steve H. Murdock. “Time Limit and Sanction Effects of the Texas TANF Waiver.” Southern Rural Sociology 18(1): 82-110, 2002.
Murdock, Steve H., N. Zhai, and R. Saenz. “The Effect of Immigration on 1980 to 1990 Change in Poverty in the Southwestern United States.” Social Science Quarterly 80(2): 310-324, 1999.
Murdock, Steve H. and M. Nazrul Hoque. “Current Patterns and Future Trends in the Population of the United States: Implications for Dentistry and the Dental Profession in the Twenty-First Century.” Journal of the American College of Dentists (65)4: 29-35, 1998.
Hwang, Sean-Shong and Steve H. Murdock. “Racial Attraction or Racial Avoidance in American Suburbs?” Social Forces 77(2): 541-565, 1998.