Title

Murphy to serve as the faculty adviser on State Board of Higher Education

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

7-8-2014

Campus Unit

School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Abstract

BISMARCK, N.D. — The State Board of Higher Education added three new members. Governor Jack Dalrymple appointed Kevin Melicher and Christopher McEwen to fill the two vacant voting positions on the board. They join Eric Murphy, who was elected by the Council of College Faculties to serve as the nonvoting faculty adviser.

Eric Murphy, PhD, was elected by the Council of College Faculties to serve as the faculty adviser on the board. His one-year term will run through June 30, 2015.

Murphy is an associate professor with tenure in the Department of Basic Sciences at the University of North Dakota. In addition to his work at UND, he is also the editor-in-chief of Lipids, a journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, as well as the chief scientific officer and executive vice president for research and development for biotechnology company Agragen, LLC and its subsidiary, Unicrop, OY, located in Finland. Murphy holds a bachelor's degree from Hastings College and a PhD from the Ohio State University.

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