Stephen Murphy

Vice President, Measurement Services

Stephen Murphy joined Measured Progress in April 2017 as Vice President, Measurement Services. In this capacity he leads the groups responsible for all aspects of assessment design and development, including psychometrics, content development, publishing, and content management. Measurement Services generates innovative assessment solutions and designs and crafts research plans that support our state and district clients, while upholding assessment best practices and core measurement principles. Dr. Murphy leads his teams to sustain those traditions and increase the visibility of their expertise.

Dr. Murphy’s involvement in educational assessment spans both operations and research. Beginning his career in research and psychometrics, Dr. Murphy went on to assume leadership roles in K–12 assessment at major educational publishing companies. His experience includes leading teams of researchers, psychometricians, and data analysts, as well as overseeing the development of products and solutions for national, state, and district assessment programs. He is a frequent journal contributor and presenter at national conferences for educational measurement and for industrial and organizational psychology.

Dr. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. He also earned a master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and BS and BA degrees from Cumberland University.