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Peter Murray

Peter  Murray
  • Director of Facilities and IT
  • Staff


Peter is the architect of many innovations at James Madison College, including orchestrating an immediate and successful pivot to online learning for 60 faculty during the March 2020 Covid crisis in just three (very long) days, and the creation of the JMC Drop In Advising Center and supporting technology stack that makes it happen.

He is the creator of Turbulence Forecast, a website that helps fliers anticipate how much turbulence they will encounter on their flight.

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). Perhaps even more unlikely, his membership system is the first system on campus to utilize Stripe for payment processing.


Peter is a 2021 winner of the Jack Breslin Award: "These individuals are nominated by their colleagues as demonstrating the qualities of Jack Breslin, who served MSU as a student leader, honored athlete, top administrator and steadfast advocate, personifying the “Spartan Spirit.” Award honorees display overall excellence in job performance, supportive attitude and contributions to their unit and the University."