Dr. Ken Murphy

Dr. Ken Murphy

Associate Professor, Associate Provost of 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
Freshman Foundations Program
Reed College, Bachelor of Arts
Oregon State University, Master of Science
Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D.


Dr. Kenneth E. (Ken) Murphy is Associate Provost for Academic Administration at Chapman University. In this role he is responsible for the effectiveness of academic operations across the university including the efficient allocation of space, faculty and administrative resources to advance Chapman’s mission of delivering a personalized education of distinction.

Ken teaches business analytics, operations management and statistics courses in the executive, graduate and undergraduate business programs at the Argyros School of Business and Economics. These courses emphasize quantitative analysis, effective decision making in context and the implementation of impactful change. He also teaches in the Freshman Foundations program and has taught in the Honors Program.

Dr. Murphy has written on scheduling, technology implementation and organizational effectiveness and is 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 managed assurance of learning process at the School and guided a successful reaccreditation with the AACSB.

Dr. Murphy continues to focus on innovation at Chapman University. Currently, he is a leading advocate for the implementation of analytics education and research at the University. In 2015-16, he implemented an interdisciplinary minor in Analytics at the Argyros School and Schmid College open to all Chapman Students. He has led initiatives in alternative methods and new spaces for innovative educational delivery.