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Murphy, Jennifer

Assistant Vice Provost for OHIO Guarantee Plus Graduation Plans

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Cutler Hall 308


  • Ed.D, Executive Higher Education Management, University of Pennsylvania, 2021 (in progress)
  • MS, Counseling, Shippensburg University, 2003
  • BA, Communication, Purdue University, 2000


Jennifer Murphy serves as the assistant dean of career management and student success for the College of Business at Ohio University. With more than 15 years of experience in higher education, specifically business career centers, Jennifer is a driven leader, motivated to find creative, innovative solutions through data-driven best practices.

In January 2015, Jennifer left American University in Washington D.C. and accepted a new role at the College of Business. With an entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative leadership, she built the Office of Career Management and restructured the current Office of Student Services to improve processes to deliver efficient customer service so students feel supported in their academic and career journey. Jennifer developed the strategy for the new career management initiative for the College and currently oversees a staff of 12 professionals and 15 graduate and undergraduate student employees. Jennifer has presented at many national conferences including EACE, NACE, ACPA, NAWMBA, and MBA CSEA.

Interests: Quality time with two awesome kids, running, hot yoga, indie-rock (specifically radiohead)

Professional Experience

  • Senior Associate Director, Kogod School of Business, American University
  • MBA Career Coach, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University 
  • Assistant Director, Career Development Center, Indiana University 

Professional Presentations

  • MBA CSEA European Conference, “Finding Meaning in Work”, 2019
  • Inventure$, Calgary, Alberta, “Narrative Based Leadership”, 2019
  • MBA CSEA Global Conference “Customizing Career Management for Various Graduate Populations”, 2018
  • MBA CSEA European Conference “Building a Career Initiative from Scratch”, 2018
  • Keynote Speaker: Leadership Development Program “Finding Meaning in Work”, 2018
  • Athens Women’s Summit “Navigating Generational Differences”, 2017
  • NACE “Winning Faculty Over: Overcoming Resistance and Building Collaborative Relationships”, 2017
  • ACPA Convention “Making Progress with Graduate Students: Intentional Engagement”, 2015
  • ACPA Convention “KISS Workshops Goodbye: New Directions for Delivering Content”, 2014
  • MBA CSC Conference “Slowing Down to Speed Up: Tripping Up MBAs, 2012

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Attendee, HERS Leadership Institute, Bryn Mawr College, 2018
  • Dean’s Special Recognition Award, College of Business, Ohio University, 2017
  • Outstanding Woman Mentor Award, Ohio University, 2017
  • Finalist, NACE Innovation Excellence Award for Student Engagement, 2013
  • Staff Award for Making a Difference, Kogod School of Business, American University, 2011