» 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:
Tuesday and Thursday 3-4 p.m.
(714) 628-2876
Reed College, Bachelor of Arts
Oregon State University, Master of Science
Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D.

Dr. Kenneth E. (Ken) Murphy teaches business analytics, operations management, statistics and information systems courses in the executive, graduate and undergraduate programs.  The overriding theme in all of Dr. Murphy’s courses is to enable current and future managers to improve organizational performance.  The content of these courses emphasizes quantitative and technical analysis, effective decision making and the implementation of impactful change.

Dr. Murphy’s current area of research is in analytics applied to college sports. Previously, he has published in Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Communications of the ACM and Information Systems Journal.

As Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs at the Argyros School, Dr. Murphy is responsible for undergraduate student academic and professional success while in school.  He and his staff provide advising services and programming to support academic achievement and personal growth.  They seek to empower students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to meet their professional goals.

Throughout his career Dr. Murphy has focused on curriculum innovation and modernization.  He has introduced new coursework using technologies including SAP, @Risk, MS Excel and Visual Basic and has pioneered alternative methods of teaching and delivery.  He also has experience in successfully leading outcome assessment development and accreditation activities with WASC and AACSB.