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Dr. Ken Murphy

Associate Professor, Associate Provost for Academic Administration
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
Office Location: Memorial Hall 114 A
Office Hours: By Appointment
Phone: (714) 628-2876
First-year Foundations Program
Reed College, Bachelor of Arts
Oregon State University, Master of Science
Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D.


Dr. Kenneth E. Murphy is the Associate Provost at Chapman University. He received MS and PhD in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University, MS in Statistics from Oregon State University and BA in Mathematics from Reed College.

As Associate Provost for Academic Administration, Dr. Murphy is responsible for managing and leading the academic operations of Chapman University. His duties include managing learning and office spaces, hiring of lecturers, scheduling of classes and allocating other academic resources to advance Chapman’s mission of delivering a personalized education of distinction. He is the business leader of the university-wide business intelligence project, “Panther Analytics” and is involved in a number of process improvement and technology implementation projects for academic operations.

Dr. Murphy has published in the areas of scheduling, technology implementation and organizational effectiveness in Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Communications of the ACM and Information Systems Journal among others. He teaches business analytics, operations management and statistics courses in the executive, graduate and undergraduate business programs and in the University Honors Program.

Formerly, Dr Murphy held the role of Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs at the Argyros School of Business and Economics. In this position, Dr. Murphy was responsible for undergraduate student academic success. He managed assurance of learning for the Argyros School and guided successful reaccreditation of the school’s academic programs with the AACSB.