Posted on November 3, 2021 by Rory Dew

NOVEMBER 3, 2021 – Dr. John Murphy, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of UTSA’s Global Studies Center Italy, was recently awarded the title of Outstanding Alumni from Texas A&M’s College of Architecture. Murphy, who graduated with a B.S. of Building Construction (’82), M.S. of Construction Management (’83) and Ph.D. in Architecture (’93) from the college, will be recognized for his leadership and commitment to the built environment disciplines in both academia and industry at a ceremony in College Station on Feb. 10, 2022.

Fewer than one percent of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture alumni have received the prestigious designation of Outstanding Alumni.

Dr. Murphy initially joined UTSA as the Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning in 2009. His research interests include indoor air quality, environmental quality, and applications of both to adaptive reuse of historic structures. Dr. Murphy’s emphasis on the importance of experiencing a global perspective of life and design was an integral part of developing robust academic programs in architecture, construction, interior design and historic preservation that see so many Roadrunners study abroad as part of their studies.

“Dr. Murphy has been an invaluable asset to the College of Engineering and Integrated Design, our former college structures, and UTSA as a whole,” said JoAnn Browning, dean of the College of Engineering and Integrated Design. “A passionate educator, devoted administrator and excellent colleague, the award bestowed upon Dr. Murphy is a well-deserved testament to the significant impact he has made in his professional life. I extend my congratulations to Dr. Murphy on behalf of CEID and the broader UTSA community.”

Prior to joining UTSA, Dr. Murphy taught at some of the nation’s leading construction education programs including Texas A&M University, Colorado State University and Auburn University. He also spent nearly a decade in general contracting prior to completing his Ph.D.

Congratulations to Dr. Murphy on this outstanding achievement.

— Rory Dew