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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 her husband and two awesome kids, plant-based diet, hot yoga, running, indie music

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

Presentations and Awards

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

Outstanding Female Mentor Award, Ohio University, 2017

Presenter, Winning Faculty Over, National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2017

Presenter, Graduate Student Engagement, American College Personnel Association, 2015

Presenter, Innovative Career Programming, American College Personnel Association, 2014

Finalist, Student Engagement Award, National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2013

Presenter, MBA Career Services Delivery Model, MBA Career Services & Employer Alliances, 2012

Staff Award, Making A Difference - Kogod School of Business, American University, 2012