Ellen Marie Murphy

Ellen Marie Murphy is a specialist in innovative online program development, program assessment, curriculum development, instructional design, and academic technologies. She has considerable experience in operations management, course and program development, LMS and ePortfolio adoption and migration, and the development of institutional policies and procedures. Entrepreneurial in spirit, with strong analytic and problem-solving skills, she has 20 years of experience in envisioning and successfully implementing new programs, educational technologies, and courses.

Listed on the Fulbright Specialist Roster with the following specialization:  “Curriculum and Instruction, with additional expertise in ePortfolios/Personal Learning Environments implementation and practical applications with a special focus on open source options”.  She is the author of a book on Mahara–an open source ePortfolio program.

Currently she serves as the Director of Program Development for Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies Division. She is also a graduate instructor in the User-Centered Design Program. In her role as Director, she is responsible for the identification and development of new academic degree programs and updates to existing programs in Graduate Professional Studies. Responsibilities include the establishment and oversight of Professional Advisory Boards, and the recruitment and oversight of Program Chairs and Program Development Chairs. She works with Program Chairs to develop program outcomes and curriculum for each program, and is responsible for program assessment including outcome mapping, curriculum redesign, and competitor data.

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