Mercyhurst University

Kayla Murphy

Instructional Designer/Program Administrative Specialist

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Kayla Murphy is an Instructional Designer/Program Administrative Specialist for the Institute of Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University. Kayla works with the instructors in defining learning objectives and translating raw learning materials into instructional content. She also monitors and maintains course content and delivery in Blackboard. Kayla works under the advisement of the Instructional Systems Designer in the development of curricular and training assets and assists the Director of Intelligence Online Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs with day-to-day administration.

Kayla has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Penn State Behrend, a Master of Science in Secondary Education from Edinboro University, and teaching certifications in middle school science and high school biology. Before joining the intelligence studies program, she worked as a middle and secondary science teacher and designed numerous online courses in science for Blended Schools, a not-for-profit company that provides K-12 curriculum.