The Murphy Institute at the School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that Dr. Eugene Murphy has joined the school to lead Advancing the Field of Labor Relations in China, an initiative that will be funded by a $1.5 million U.S. State Department grant to help Chinese institutions of higher education a) establish the field of labor relations, and b) establish labor extension programs. Institutional partners for this project include Shanghai Normal University, the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, and the Center for Labor Research and Education at UCLA. The program will focus on the areas of industrial and labor relations models, comparative labor law, collective bargaining and contract administration, and labor organization, including union structure, democratic practices, and worker organizing).
Dr. Murphy comes to SPS from his most recent position as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at NYU-SCPS. Prior to this position, he served in NYU’s Office of Global Programs, moving from Associate Director of Academic Administration to Senior Director of Academic Support, and where he focused on international exchange programs, curriculum development for the University’s overseas research and academic centers. His career also includes directing the Asian studies program at Fairfield University, and teaching positions at Fairfield University, Columbia University, SUNY, CUNY, and the University of Shanghai. Dr. Murphy holds a Ph.D., M. Phil., and M.A. in Anthropology, all from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University.
Lia J. Kudless