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Dr. Diane Murphy
Chair, Department of Information Technology; Professor of Information Technology
Contact Information

Ballston
(703) 284-5958

Academic Credentials

B.Sc., University of Wales, UK
M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Sheffield, UK
 
Teaching Areas:
  • Information Technology
  • Management Science
 
Research Interests:
  • Electronic Commerce
  • IT in K-12 Education
 
Industry Associations:
  • International Association of Software Architects
  • Association for Computer Machinery
 
Dr. Diane Murphy teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including software engineering, Web development, information security, and management/governance. Dr. Murphy serves as the faculty advisor for the information technology program and was named the School of Business Administration’s 2008 Advisor of the Year. Prior to joining the Marymount faculty in 2002, Dr. Murphy held several computer analysis positions in the United Kingdom and United States. She also founded a software development company, which she managed for more than 10 years.

Dr. Murphy has a broad range of research interests that examine the ways that computers and information management techniques can be used effectively to improve specific business and social environments including K-12 education, health care, and electronic commerce. She is active in the community working on ensuring that middle and high school students maintain an interest in science and technology.

Active in the information technology professional community as a member of the IEEE Computer Society, Dr. Murphy participates in online activities on IT subjects including security and privacy. She is a member of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) and the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). She also serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction and is a member of the Editorial Review Board for the peer-reviewed journal, The Acquisition Review Quarterly.