Susan Elaine Murphy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership Studies

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(o)540-568-5071                   MSC 1505
(f) 540-568-7117                   James Madison University            Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Susan Elaine Murphy is Director of the School of Strategic Leadership Studies at James Madison University and Associate Professor of Psychology and Leadership Studies.

Education: Dr. Murphy earned her Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Washington in Organizational Psychology, where she also earned a M.B.A. at the Michael G. Foster School of Business.

Publications: She has published numerous articles and book chapters on leadership, leadership development, and mentoring. Her current edited volume with Rebecca Reichard to be published by Psychology Press is Early Development and Leadership: Building the Next Generation of Leaders. Her other works include the book, Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Make the Most of Their Relationships (with Ellen Ensher), and four edited books, The Quest for Moral Leaders (with Joanne Ciulla and Terry Price) The Future of Leadership Development (with Ron Riggio), Work Family Balance to Work-Family Interaction: Changing the Metaphor (with Diane Halpern), and Multiple Intelligences and Leadership (with Ron Riggio and Francis Pirazolla). She also serves on the editorial board of Leadership Quarterly.

Research: Dr. Murphy's research examines leadership effectiveness and the application of education to leaders at the high school, undergraduate, and workplace level.

Instruction: She currently teaches graduate courses in Leadership and Ethics. Previously she taught organizational/industrial psychology and organizational development at Claremont McKenna College where she was Associate Professor of Psychology, serving as Associate Director Kravis Leadership Institute, and adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University.

Additional Experience: She previously worked as a Research Scientist at Battelle, Seattle consulting in the areas of leadership and management education, as well as organizational change for clients in the U.S. and Japan. She continues designing and delivering leadership development programs, as well as other organizational development initiatives.

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