Portrait of Katherine Murphy
280 Humphrey School

Katherine Murphy

Senior Academic Advisor

As PhD Program Coordinator, Katherine's main purpose is to support students in completing their degrees by addressing any and all personal or academic challenges that may surface. She can problem-solve just about anything, as well as answer questions about what, when, where, who, and how. Katherine works with faculty to address individual student challenges and supports program development and operation. For the PhD in Public Affairs, she coordinates orientation, curriculum management, and implementation of policies, procedures, and forms. Katherine’s undergraduate degree is in Music Ed, and she spent eight years teaching K-12 choir, band, and general music. With a master's degree in counseling, she has served as an advisor in student activities; undergraduate and graduate admissions; student services; career services, and program coordination in the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Public Health, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Katherine's invitation: "Ask me anything!" Katherine's guiding principle: "Rules do not substitute for judgment!"