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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 education and career background?

I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration focused on accounting and a Master of Business Administration with an accounting concentration from Suffolk University in Boston.

I’ve spent the past six years at the Northeastern Office of Research Administration & Finance (ORAF) as a post-award analyst. Prior to Northeastern, 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 find most interesting about your job?

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 Northeastern 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 Northeastern research efforts.

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

We have seen the research awards at Northeastern 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?

I grew up in Jamaica Plain, Boston. 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?

In my first career with the federal government, I was driven by a sense of wanting to help make the world a better place. Through that, I learned the importance of integrity, teamwork, and commitment.

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