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Peter Murray

Peter  Murray
  • Systems Analyst
  • BA, Michigan State University, Telecommunications | MA, Michigan State University, Telecommunications and Information Technology Management
  • Staff
  • Case Hall Room S364
  • 842 Chestnut Rd
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • 517-432-1775


Peter's role at James Madison can be described as part Winston Wolfe, part Geralt of Rivia. He is also the creator of Turbulence Forecast, a website that helps fliers anticipate how much turbulence they will encounter on their flight. Turbulence Forecast is now over 15 years old and serves up over 1 million maps a month (but not nearly as many during our pandemic times) to nervous airline passengers and stories are told about how it has enabled many to travel to enable careers and start/continue romances. Over the years he has launched a search engine, fitness tracking website, dating website, and other various projects, many of them ill-advised.

He also consults for MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness Services and has designed an innovative technology infrastructure that supports the two major fitness centers on campus with custom designed applications and processes, and wrote a brand new membership system from scratch in 2020 (much to his surprise).

He is clearly a man of many qualities, even if they are mostly bad ones.  He enjoys Coke Zero and run on sentences, and also hoping someone else will clean up his poor grammar on this bio.