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Katherine Murphy

Senior Academic Advisor

Katherine's motto: "If you are a student, ask me anything!" Her main purpose is to support students in getting their degrees by addressing any and all personal or academic challenges. She can problem-solve just about anything, as well as answer questions about what, when, where, who, and how. As the professional academic advisor and graduate program coordinator for the mid-career Master of Public Affairs, the Public Affairs Leadership certificate, the MS in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, and the PhD in Public Affairs, she works with faculty when students are having difficulties of any kind and supports program development and operation in each area. In addition to working directly with students and consulting with faculty to support the academic and personal success of students, she works on projects such as orientation, curriculum, and revision of policies, procedures, forms, and databases, and serves as College Coordinator for the Humphrey School, representing the School to enforce University-level graduate education policies for students. Her 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; current student services; and career services in the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Public Health, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.