Jennifer Murphy

Jennifer Murphy, Ph.D. is a Senior Consultant and Facilitator with Executive Development Associates. She has over 10 years of military training and research experience, working in both government and industry with an emphasis on leveraging innovative technologies for improving training in a measurably effective way. She is passionate about instilling critical thinking and leadership skills in those she works with. Jennifer is best known for her work developing and delivering training materials to enable Warfighters to visually detect IEDs. While with the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, her projects included developing non-cognitive assessments for Soldier selection and classification, the development of videogame-based training, and investigating the role of assessment in virtual and mobile Army institutional training for the Advanced Leader’s Course. Her research has been featured in The New York Times, the Pentagon Channel, Soldier Magazine, and Signal Magazine.


  • Ph.D. in Cognitive and Experimental Psychology
  • M.S. in Cognitive and Experimental Psychology
  • B.A. in Psychology

Activities and Memberships:

  • Serves on Emerging Concepts and Innovative Technology Subcommittee, Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, Education Conference (I/ITSEC), and Best Paper Review Committee (I/ITSEC)
  • Member of National Simulation Center
  • Graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership’s “Maximizing Your Leadership Potential” Course

Honors and Awards:

  • Department of the Army Research and Development Collaboration Team of the Year Award, 2008
  • University of Georgia Graduate School Dissertation Completion Award Assistantship, 2003-4
  • University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2003
  • University of Georgia Herbert Zimmer Award for Outstanding Research, 2002

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