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Ed Murphy

Grants Administrator


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
214 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Ed Murphy, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • BSBA in Accounting, Suffolk University
  • MBA in Accounting, Suffolk University

What are the brief specifics of your educational/career background?

I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) and a Master of Business Administration (Accounting Concentration) from Suffolk University in Boston.

I spent the past five years at the NU Office of Research Administration & Finance (ORAF) as a Post-Award Analyst. Prior to NU, I spent a career in Federal Law Enforcement, with a primary focus on Counterintelligence activities.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most/find most interesting about what you do?

In my role at Khoury College, I am involved with Grants Management from a Post Award perspective. I enjoy working with faculty members and staff throughout NU in solving problems related to Sponsored Research. In addition, I believe my Federal Government background does help in our interactions with various Federal award sponsors. I gain great satisfaction in knowing I have helped to advance the NU Research efforts.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the research/work that goes on at the College?

We have seen the Research Awards at NU grow tremendously over the past years. A leader in those efforts is Khoury College. The research activities at Khoury College are concentrated on addressing some of the largest challenges we all face in everyday life (such as security and healthcare). Khoury College is truly making an impact.

Where did you grow up/spend the most defining years of your child/young adulthood?

I grew up in Boston (Jamaica Plain). As I grow older, I have come to better appreciate all that Boston offers. It is a world-class city.

What led you to work in your field and/or study at your college? Any reason in particular why you opted for those particular schools/careers (family history, a program you were excited about, a city you were dying to live in)?

In my first career (Federal Government), I was driven by a sense of helping to make the world a better place. Through that, I learned the importance of integrity, teamwork and commitment.

In my second career (NU), I was drawn to the vibrancy of the university and a saw it as a place of unlimited possibilities.