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JESSICA A. MURRAY

Ph.D. Student, Human Development, Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Graduate Fellow, Futures Initiative, The Graduate Center CUNY
jmurray@gradcenter.cuny.edu | 214.454.6298

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY (expected May 2019)

MA Liberal Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014; Psychology of Work and Family

BFA Design, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mobilities, work-family psychology, transportation, technology, accessibility, and disability rights.

FELLOWSHIPS

Graduate Fellow | Futures Initiative, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2016-present

As a Futures Initiative Fellow, I am responsible for website design, development, and maintenance, as well as WordPress administration for a multisite supporting more than 50 child sites and 900 users. I also design marketing materials and plan events related to accessibility issues in higher education.

Digital Fellow | Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014 – 2016

As a digital fellow for the Center for the Humanities, I was involved in digital projects including  WordPress design and maintenance, developing marketing materials and planning public events that were part of the Mellon Foundation Seminar for Public Engagement and Collaborative Research, Center for the Humanities

PUBLICATIONS

Murray, J. (2017). A systems analysis of Access-A-Ride, New York City’s paratransit service. Journal of Transport & Health, 6, 177-186.

Murray, J. (2016). A48⁎-A Systems Analysis of Access-a-Ride, New York City’s Paratransit Service. Journal of Transport & Health, 3(2), S33.

Murray, J (2014). Work-Life Experiences for People with Mobility Disabilities in New York City. Masters Thesis, City University of New York.

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Provost’s Digital Innovation Implementation Grant, 2017 (in support of OurMobility.org)

Early Research Initiative Grant, 2017 (in support of OurMobility.org)

Provost’s Digital Innovation Start-Up Grant, 2016 (in support of OurMobility.org)

Highest Doctoral Student Abstract Award, International Conference on Transport and Health (ICTH), 2016

UT Undergraduate Research Fellowship,  2002

Dean’s Travel Scholarship, College of Fine Arts, 2002

Dean James Malone Endowed Scholarship, 2002

PROJECTS & WORKSHOPS

Our Mobility: A Mixed-Methods Research Protocol for Studying Daily Mobility, (2016-present)

Our Mobility investigates how travel behaviors and experiences vary because of factors like age, race, gender, income, or disability. It is a multi-part dissertation project supported by the Provost’s Office and the Early Research Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY

Accessibility, Fall workshops, Teaching and Learning Center, (2017, October)

Co-leader for a workshop to discuss accessibility in the classroom, with a focus on creating accessible web materials

Futures Initiative: Total Participation Workshop, Pedagogy Day, 8th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, (2017, October)

Co-leader for a workshop to create a website about active learning techniques; using WordPress, workshop participants co-created a website in under an hour

futuresinitiative.org redesign (2017, summer)

Implemented and customized a new theme for multisite with accessibility considerations. New design elements were created to refresh the look of graphics, and necessary clean-up work helped speed page loading times.

The Accessible Classroom in Context, Teach@CUNY Day, (2017, May)

Teaching at the largest urban university in the country requires attention to the environmental context of New York City. This session focused on physical accessibility in the context of transportation disparities, physical access to buildings, and features of accessible classrooms, as well as considerations for information access in multicultural and socioeconomic contexts.

Rosa Parks’ Biography – A Resource for Teaching Rosa Parks (2016, February)

Custom WordPress themes created for an online abridged version of Jeanne Theoharis’ The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. Part of Mellon Foundation Seminar for Public Engagement and Collaborative Research, Center for the Humanities (2015, February)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Murray, J. (2018, April) – Our Mobility, a Study of Transportation Disadvantage in New York City. 48th Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Murray, J. (2016, December). OAER: Open Accessible Educational Resources. CUNY IT Conference, 2016. John Jay College, CUNY.

Murray, J. (2016, June). A Systems Analysis of Access-A-Ride, New York City’s Paratransit Service. International Conference on Transport and Health (ICTH). Mineta Transportation Institute/San Jose State University.

Murray, J., & Daiute, C. (2016). Presentation of Narrating America Game. CUNY Games Festival. January 2016. Convened at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Murray, J., & Daiute, C. (2015). Narrating America Game Concept. Narrating America in the Community College Forum. Convened at The Graduate Center, CUNY.  

Daiute, C., Murray, J. & Kreniske, P. (2015, October) Narrating America in the Community College Forum. Convened at The Graduate Center, CUNY.  

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Speaker, CUNY Centers for Teaching and Learning Retreat, Creating Accessible Web Content,
January 11, 2018

Moderator, Understanding the IRB, Part 1, Part of the Futures Initiative Thursday Dialogues,
October 18, 2017

Moderator, Futures Initiative, 2016-2017 University Worth Fighting For Series: Accessibility, Mobility, and Design with Sara Hendren and April Coughlin. February 8, 2017

Respondent, Columbia University’s Seminar on Disability, Culture, and Society: Theorizing Access with Josh Miele, Associate Director of Technology Research and Development at Smith-Kettlewell Institute. October 21, 2016

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

CUNY Disability Scholars

Collective of Critical Transport Scholars, CUNY

Society of Disability Studies

HASTAC Scholar

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Webmaster, Co-Chair, Director of Communications: CUNY Disability Scholars, Spring 2015-Present

Member, Student Tech Fee Committee, The Graduate Center, CUNY 2017-2018

Member, Executive Committee, Psychology subprogram in Human Development 2014-2015

Member, Admissions Committee, Psychology subprogram in Human Development 2015-2016

SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

Statistics software including, RStudio, SPSS, SAS, STATA, JMP-Pro

Atlas.TI qualitative analysis software

Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and After Effects

Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP; WordPress theme design, development, maintenance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MediaWhiz, Associate Creative Director| New York, NY, October 2008 – May 2012

Advertising design • Online marketing • Project management • Front-end web development • In-house creative work • Client pitches and presentations

Targetbase, Freelance Art Director | Irving, TX, July 2007 – September 2008

Print and web design • Online advertisement design • Multimedia advertisement design and development • Client pitches and presentations

Jessica Murray Designs, Freelance Art Director | Dallas, TX, June 2007 – September 2008

Print and web design • Front-end web development • Content management template design

Splash Media, Graphic Designer | Addison, TX, January 2005 – May 2007

Video graphic design • Web design and front-end development • Online advertisement design

GlobalTec Solutions, Graphic Designer | Addison, TX, December 2003 – January 2005

Instructional design • In-house creative work • Front-end web development

Capital Metro, Graphic Design Intern | Austin, TX, February 2003 – June 2003

Print design • Illustration • Logo and identity design

UT Austin, Land Arts of the American West, Program Assistant | August 2002 – January 2003

Photo archivist • Web design and development • Program support • Event coordination

ACLU of Texas, Graphic Designer | Austin, TX, April 2002 – July 2002

Print layout for brochure • Image sourcing and permission procurement

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