Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs
Terry Murphy is currently the Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs after serving as the Senior Associate Dean in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. She oversees a wide portfolio of responsibilities, including the offices of International Strategy, Faculty Affairs, Academic Planning, and the George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum. Before joining the Office of the Provost, she served as Senior Associate Dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, where she led the day-to-day operations and long-term academic and financial planning of the university’s largest College.
Terry has helped lead the academic integration of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design into Columbian College and served on the successful search committee for the Corcoran’s inaugural director. She also participated in the development of GW’s strategic plan, co-chaired and co-authored the university’s successful Middle States accreditation progress report, and chaired the development and implementation of Columbian College’s general education curriculum reform.
A noted scholar on the relationship between gender and culture in the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries, Terry previously served as chair of the Department of American Studies. Her work has been recognized by such institutions as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institutions, and the National Park Service. In 2011, she received the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for University Service for her significant contributions to the university.
Terry earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and her graduate and doctoral degrees in American Studies from Yale University.