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JESSICA A. MURRAY

Ph.D. Candidate, Developmental Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Graduate Fellow, Futures Initiative, The Graduate Center CUNY
jmurray@gradcenter.cuny.edu

EDUCATION

MA Liberal Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014; Psychology of Work and Family
BFA Design, 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, 2016-2019
Digital Fellow | Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014 – 2016

PUBLICATIONS

ACADEMIC AWARDS

  • ARDRAW Small Grant Program, Self-Determination in Transportation: The Route to Social Inclusion for People with Disabilities, (2019)
  • New Media Lab Digital Dissertation Award, CUNY Graduate Center (2019)
  • WTS International and TransitCenter Transit Policy Innovator Graduate Scholarship (2018)
  • ARDRAW Small Grant Program, Understanding transportation challenges for people with disabilities returning to work (2018)
  • Provost’s Digital Innovation Implementation Grant, 2017
  • Early Research Initiative Grant, 2017
  • Provost’s Digital Innovation Start-Up Grant, 2016
  • 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

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Murray, J. (2019, August) – Self-Determination in Transportation: The Route to Social Inclusion for People with Disabilities. Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting. New York, New York.
  • 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 Tech Meetup, Inclusion and Technology, March 28, 2019 
  • Moderator, American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York, Cane and Able: Seniors and Public Transit, September 13, 2018
  • Speaker, a11yNYC, Understanding transportation challenges for people with disabilities in NYC, June 5, 2018
  • Speaker, James Gallery town hall forum, What is “Public” about Our Public University?, April 12, 2018
  • 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

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, Art Director, Creative Director| New York, NY, October 2008 – May 2012
Targetbase, Freelance Art Director | Irving, TX, July 2007 – September 2008
Jessica Murray Designs, Freelance Art Director | Dallas, TX, June 2007 – September 2008
Splash Media, Video Editor, Graphic Illustrator and Designer | Addison, TX, January 2005 – May 2007
GlobalTec Solutions, Graphic and Web Designer | Addison, TX, December 2003 – January 2005
Capital Metro, Graphic Design Intern | Austin, TX, February 2003 – June 2003
UT Austin, Land Arts of the American West, Program Assistant | August 2002 – January 2003
ACLU of Texas, Graphic Designer | Austin, TX, April 2002 – July 2002

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