Brian Murray is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and an Associate Professor
of Management. His areas of responsibility include strategic planning, finance and
business office, information technology, and human resources.
Dr. Murray previously served the University as Associate Provost and in the College
of Business as the Interim Dean, Senior Associate Dean, Associate Dean for Research
and Faculty Development and was the College's first Associate Dean for Undergraduate
Business Programs. Prior to his appointment at the University of Dallas, he held faculty
positions at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Texas - San Antonio.
Dr. Murray received his doctorate from Cornell University where he concentrated his
studies in human resources and economic statistics. His academic areas of expertise
include compensation, careers, retirement, staffing, and the evaluation of human resource
programs. He has taught courses in the areas of business statistics and quantitative
analysis, career development, and human resource management. His professional experience
includes personnel administration, compensation analysis and planning, university
budgeting, academic operations, and college leadership.
Dr. Murray has published a number of research articles in business and higher education
journals. His work has included studies of skill based pay, compensation structure's
impact on organizational financial performance, employee retirement savings plans
and portfolio risk choices, human resource planning, quality training, and job search.
His work has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Research in Higher Education,
Personnel Psychology, and Decision Sciences, among others. His current research is
focused on employees' retirement savings plan financial decisions, compensation, and
Dr. Murray is active in community and professional service. He serves on the finance
council of the Church of the Incarnation, and has served on the board of the Irving
Symphony Orchestra. Previously he served on the Executive Board of the San Antonio
Human Resource Management Association as the Vice President for Research & Development.
He has consulted on employee surveying and compensation program design for private
and public-sector organizations, and provided pro bono membership surveying on human
resource and workforce development issues for professional associations.
Dr. Murray has been recognized for his teaching, research, and service with the Haggar
Fellow designation, Haggar Presidential Award(s), Outstanding Research Article of
the Year from the Travel & Tourism Research Association, Combined Teaching, Research
& Service Award (UTSA), and the E. Lou Curry Teaching Excellence Award.