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Sheena Murphy

Associate Vice President for Research Development

Portrait of Sheena Murphy

Associate Vice President for Research Development

(304) 293-5049

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.

Dr. Murphy's current research interest is the science of science policy, specifically science management and the optimization of scientific success with constrained resources.

Sheena Murphy started at WVU in the summer of 2016 after serving for many years as a physics professor at the University of Oklahoma. She is a former Executive Committee member of the OU/UA MRSEC, an NSF Career recipient and a former 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

Contact Information

886 Chestnut Ridge Road, Room 408F
Phone: (304) 293-5049
Fax: (304) 293-4932