Brian Murray, Ph.D.

Why did you become a professor?
I became a professor based on a strong interest in teaching and a desire to serve in a non-profit, educational capacity.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
I enjoy most about teaching the opportunity to craft opportunities for learning for others.

What do you hope students gain from your courses?
I hope that students gain the ability to see and analyze the world in a new way, whether that is manifest as the box-and-arrows of modeling psychology and behavior or the statistics and equations of modeling behavior or economic relationships or the perspective of advancing the dignity of the human person in management and employee relations.

What did you do prior to entering academia?
Before being a professor the first time, I variously worked in bookkeeping, catering, and human resources.  Prior to re-engaging professorship the second time, I was a chief financial officer overseeing HR, IT, accounting and finance, strategic planning and facilities. 

What are you passionate about outside of the University?
Dogs. 

What are your research interests?
Contemporary human resource management issues primarily focused on employee benefits, retirement, performance management, compensation and staffing.