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Jon Murphy

Where is your hometown?

Huntsville, Texas

What was your major(s)/degree(s) and where did you go to school?

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Religious Studies. I also have a Postgraduate diploma in Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation, & Epidemiology from the University of Glasgow.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in higher education?

I decided to pursue a career in Higher Education because I enjoy working with students. I think that there are few things that give me more gratification than helping someone else reach their life goals and achieve success.

What is your favorite part of working for Texas State University?

My favorite part about working for Texas State University is the atmosphere. Everybody here is so understanding and truly passionate about what they do!

What "words of wisdom" would you like to share with students?

My words for wisdom for students: Never give up, even when the going gets tough. Strive for excellence, better yourself every day, and keep an open-mind.

Tell us a random fact about yourself.

I am deathly afraid of heights, and my hobby is playing video games.