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Dr. Sheena Murphy

Sheena Murphy

Associate Vice President for Research Development

As AVP, Dr. Murphy’s primary responsibility is to grow the WVU research capacity in science, engineering and technology by means of state, industrial, federal and international partnerships.

Sheena Murphy is a physics professor and the recipient of over $20M in external funding. She served on NSF’s taskforce for the Future of EPSCoR and is an APLU Council of Research Leadership Fellow. She is a former Executive Committee member of the Oklahoma/Arkansas MRSEC, an NSF Career recipient, and a Sloan Foundation Fellow. She is an expert in low temperature, high magnetic field studies of two-dimensional electronic systems and has worked at both IBM Research and AT&T Bell Labs.


  • Cornell University, 1991
    PhD Physics
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984
    SB Physics