Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy
Julie Murphy
  • Associate Director for Alumni, Corporate & Student Relations
(217) 244-0095
1270-E Digital Computer Laboratory


In my position as the Associate Director for Alumni, Corporate, and Student Relations, my primary responsibility is to create and execute engaging and inclusive initiatives that strengthen the bond between ISE alumni and current students. I aim to cultivate a culture of philanthropy and dedication among our alumni and students, fostering lifelong connections and generating sustained interest and support for the University.

Another aspect of my role involves overseeing the corporate engagement program and managing the scholarship and awards program within the ISE Department. Through these programs, I facilitate collaborations and partnerships with industry leaders, providing valuable opportunities for students and promoting the department's reputation as a hub for excellence in engineering education.

Overall, my efforts are focused on enhancing alumni and student involvement, promoting a sense of community, and encouraging the growth and development of ISE through meaningful connections and support.

Contact Julie Murphy to:

  • Connect and Engage: Learn about engagement opportunities with ISE alumni, students, and faculty.
  • Share Your Accomplishments: News about your latest accomplishments, including promotions, awards, and other successes.
  • Engineer in Residence: Learn more about the Engineer in Residence program, which allows alumni to share their professional experiences and knowledge with current students.
  • Alumni & Advisory Board: Get involved with the ISE Alumni & Advisory Board, which provides a way for alumni to stay connected and provide guidance to the department.
  • Support ISE: Find out how you can support ISE through donations, volunteering, and other means.
  • Corporate Partnership Opportunities: Potential business collaborations and other mutually beneficial relationships to engage and attract ISE students and faculty.

Academic Positions

  • Instructor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017-present

Student Organizations

  • Department advisor for the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering (IISE)

Service on Department Committees

  • Advancement (Chair)
  • Alumni & Advisory Board (Chair)
  • ISE Awards & Scholarship (Chair)

Other Honors

  • ISE Excellence Staff Award (2019)

Recent Courses Taught

  • SE 290 - ISE Undergraduate Seminar