» Dr. Kenneth E. Murphy
Associate Professor

The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
Dr. Kenneth E. Murphy
Office Location:
Beckman Hall 303I
Office Hours:
Thursday, 5-6 p.m.
(714) 628-2876
Reed College, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Oregon State University, Master of Science in Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D. in Operations Research

Dr. Kenneth E. (Ken) Murphy teaches business analytics, operations management and statistics courses in the executive, graduate and undergraduate business programs.   These courses emphasize quantitative analysis, effective decision making in context and the implementation of impactful change.

Dr. Murphy has published in Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Communications of the ACM and Information Systems Journal among others.

As the former Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs at the Argyros School, Dr. Murphy was responsible for undergraduate student academic and initial professional success from 2011-2015.  He gained significant experience in assurance of learning and successful reaccreditation with WASC and AACSB.  

Dr. Murphy continues to focus on curriculum innovation.  Currently, he is leading the implementation of new analytics courses at the Argyros School.  Previously, he created new modeling and technology coursework applying SAP, @Risk and Visual Basic.  In addition he has led initiatives in alternative methods of educational delivery.