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Murphy, Jennifer

Assistant Dean

Career & Student Success Center
Copeland 214D


MS in Counseling, Shippensburg University, 2003

BA in 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. Bringing more than 14 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, American University, Kogod School of Business

MBA Career Coach, Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business

Assistant Director, Indiana University, Career Development Center

Professional Presentations

Presenter, 2018 MBA CSEA Global Conference “Customizing Career Management for Various Graduate Populations”

Presenter, 2018 MBA CSEA European Conference “Building a Career Initiative from Scratch”

Presenter, 2018 Keynote Speaker: Leadership Development Program “Finding Meaning in Work”

Presenter, 2017 Athens Women’s Summit “Navigating Generational Differences”

Presenter, 2017 NACE “Winning Faculty Over: Overcoming Resistance and Building Collaborative Relationships”

Presenter, 2015 ACPA Convention “Making Progress with Graduate Students: Intentional Engagement”

Presenter, 2014 ACPA Convention “KISS Workshops Goodbye: New Directions for Delivering Content”

Presenter, 2012 MBA CSC Conference “Slowing Down to Speed Up: Tripping Up MBAs

Awards & Accomplishments

Attendee, 2018 HERS Leadership Institute, Bryn Mawr College

Recipient, 2017 Dean’s Special Recognition Award, College of Business, Ohio University

Recipient, 2017 Outstanding Woman Mentor Award, Ohio University

Finalist, 2013 NACE Innovation Excellence Award for Student Engagement

Recipient, 2011 Staff Award for Making a Difference, Kogod School of Business, American University