We are Argyros School Advising. We support undergraduate Accounting, Business and Economics majors with service to plan and successfully execute their academic programs of study. We also provide services to help our students grow awareness of their individual skill and effectively plan for their future careers. We work closely with the Undergraduate Business Career Center to help our students find their desired first destination as they complete their degree at the Argyros School.You can learn more about the advisors and make an appointment with them below.
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Ken Murphy completed his PhD in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996. Over the past 19 years, Ken Murphy has taught operations management, statistics, project management, management science and information systems courses at the executive, graduate and undergraduate levels. As Assistant Dean of undergraduate education at the Argyros School, Ken supports the students as they progress towards their degrees in business, accounting and economics.
I am responsible for overseeing the student academic and personal/professional development experience in the business school. To this end I help to ensure that the Argyros School students progress successfully both inside and outside the classroom, gaining the necessary knowledge and practical experience to meet their professional goals. If you need help in determining your direction academically or professionally, or if you are just stuck on something pertaining to your goals, make an appointment to see me. My personal goal is to make our school the best educational experience it can be - any feedback you have on how to improve is always greatly appreciated.
4 p.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. on Friday
Director of Career Advising
Ms. Woods is Chapman University alum from class of ’69. She obtained MA in African studies at Michigan State University prior to returning to west coast to pursue positions in corporate HR. Twelve years heading up corporate staffing and college recruiting functions in high-tech and financial services to include First Interstate Bank of California and Hewlett Packard in Boise, Idaho. She co-owned a consulting firm for six years working with Fortune 500 companies in southern California on emergency preparedness planning to include PacifiCare, Trans America, JPL, and McDonnell Douglas. Prior to returning to Chapman to open up the newly funded MBA Career Management Center in 2006, Ms. Woods acted as special consultant to the California State University Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach California.
My advising responsibilities are threefold in support of our student’s academic and career success. I coach towards identifying skills, interests, and motivators and how they translate into career goals. I assist in the discovery of the many resources available to them to investigate and consider career options. Finally, I equip them with the career management tools necessary to successful compete in today’s job market and workplace.
Tuesday 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Kelly completed her Ph.D. in educational studies from Chapman University, and obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Chapman as well. Her undergraduate degree is in consumer finance from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to Chapman, Kelly served as the Chief Development Officer at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free financial services to the community. She has taught for Chapman University and also provided more than 450 free personal finance seminars to her community.
I provide workshops and one-on-one student academic program counseling for accounting, business and economics majors. I can help you plan your schedule to complete the major(s) and minor(s) of your choice. I also advise students on where to find resources to aid in their success both in and out of the classroom.
Mondays 9:30 a.m. to Noon