Dr. Murphy earned his PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, where he recently held the position of Senior Policy Fellow at the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies. He has taught distance education courses in a Master of Public Policy and Management program targeted at mid-career public and private sector professionals in Macedonia.
I am passionate about the represenation of national interest expressed across cultures by media, formal representatives and by ordinary citizens.
What excites me about being a professor at MIIS: I enjoy the daily engagement with students, faculty and staff, as they prepare leaders who will deal with tomorrow's global problems.
While a professor of politics, public administration and development throughout his career, Morgan has also worked, inter alia, with The World Bank, USAID and UNDP on diagnostic studies, technical assistance and training in public organization and management improvement, human resource development, program evaluation, and trade capacity-building.
I am passionate about capacity building in the areas of financial regulatory compliance and investigations, and public policies related to illicit markets as well as the macro-economy. While my research and consulting work can be invigorating, my first love will always be teaching. I hope to convey my own passion for these subjects to my students and inspire them to go out and explore new career paths they might not have considered when they first began their studies here.
I am passionate about exploring the relationship between politics and economics and the policy issues derived from the interaction, including trade, development and governance.
I love being a professor at MIIS because our faculty and students share the sense of consciousness and responsibility as citizens of global, national, and local communities.
I am passionate about the effort to reduce global poverty and inequality. My research, consulting and teaching all point towards that goal. It is the unifying theme of my work on trade, investment, infrastructure, migration and productivity, as well as the focus of my classes in development and trade.
I am passionate about finding alternative points of view that could solve the world’s biggest problems. In my case, this is done by combining critical thinking with the most sophisticated computer analysis and visualization techniques.
I love being a professor at MIIS because our students challenge me to be connected to the real world of practice and to maintain the highest professional standards. In the end this helps all of us, as we form a dynamic learning community that aims at producing highly effective professionals.
I am passionate about the struggle for human rights and social justice.
What excites me about being a professor at MIIS is teaching such a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and socially committed student body. I also enjoy the inter-disciplinary nature of our programs and the fact that I can teach content courses in multiple languages. I am fluent in Spanish and French and teach in both languages.
Before coming to the United States for her Ph.D. studies, Pushpa Iyer worked to secure the rights of the poor and the marginalised in Gujarat state, India through holistic development programmes. Her commitment to bringing peace between the divided Hindu and Muslim communities in Gujarat laid the foundation for her subsequent work and academic interest in conflict resolution and peace building. She has consulted for different NGOs and institutions including the World Bank. Such work has taken her to India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.