Dr. Brian Murray
Brian Murray is the Associate Provost of the University and an Associate Professor of Management. He previously served the College as Interim Dean, Senior Associate Dean, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, and was the College's first Associate Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs. Prior to his appointment at the University of Dallas, he held faculty positions at University of New Hampshire and the University of Texas - San Antonio.
Dr. Murray received his doctorate in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University where he concentrated his studies in Personnel & Human Resources, Economic & Social Statistics, and Organizational Behavior. His areas of expertise include compensation, careers, retirement, staffing, and the evaluation of human resource programs and employee attitudes. He teaches courses in the areas of career development, human resource management, and quantitative analysis.
Dr. Murray maintains an active research program and has published a number of articles regarding human resource and service industry studies. His work has included studies of skill based pay, employee pensions, human resource planning, quality training, and job search. His work has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, and Decision Sciences, among others. His current research is focused on employee retirement attitudes, compensation program communication, and benefit administration service quality.
Dr. Murray is active in community and professional service. He is currently serving on the finance council of the Church of the Incarnation and has previously served on the board of the Irving Symphony Orchestra. Previously he served on the Executive Board of the San Antonio Human Resource Management Association as the Vice President for Research & Development. He has consulted on employee surveying and compensation program design for private and public-sector organizations, and provided pro bono membership surveying on human resource and workforce development issues for professional associations.
Dr. Murray has been recognized for his teaching, research, and service with the Haggar Fellow designation (2007), Haggar Presidential Awards (2004, 2002), Outstanding Research Article of the Year, Travel & Tourism Research Association (1999), Combined Teaching, Research & Service Award (1998), and the E. Lou Curry Teaching Excellence Award (1996).