Chad Murphy

Senior Data Scientist


Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2009

Chad Murphy is a Senior Data Scientist at the Virginia Community College System. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside in 2009 with a concentration on American Politics and Quantitative Methodology. He has published articles in top peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Political Geography, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. His article in Communication Methods and Measures was recognized as the best article published in that journal in 2013, and he has presented research at over 20 academic conferences. His research has been featured in international, national, and local media including The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He was formerly an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington where he was awarded the 2011 Mary W. Pinschmidt Award (given by the senior class to the professor they are “most likely to remember after college”) and the 2014 Outstanding Young Faculty Award.