James R. Murphy

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Mr. James R. Murphy is a Course Director for the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) School of Systems and Logistics (AFIT/LS) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio.  He teaches and manages a continuing education course for Avionics Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment, Mitigation and Protection, with additional systmes cybersecurity courses on the horizon. Before joining AFIT/LS on 29 May 2018, Mr. Murphy served as a Senior Instructor/Instructional Designer in the Rapid Development Group of the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence (AF CyTCoE) in AFIT School of Strategic Force Studies where he was instrumental in developing and teaching the Avionics Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation (ACVAM) and Avionics Cyber Hardening and Resiliency Manual (ACHARM) workshops. More recently, Mr. Murphy served as part of a team to assemble and teach (in April 2018) a two-week cyberspace professional continuing education workshop for NATO partners. Since coming to AFIT in 2009, Mr. Murphy has supported graduate and continuing education programs with instructional design, instructional technology consulting, and classroom teaching. Prior to his transition to AFIT, Mr. Murphy enjoyed a productive first career in the telecommunications industry.

Courses Taught

SYS 240, Avionics Vulnerability Assessment, Mitigation and Protection (ACVAMP)

Areas of Interest & Consulting

Active member in Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapon Systems (CROWS) Line of Action 3 (LOA-3) initiatives to build education for the Air Force’s cyber workforce.


2013 Graduate Certificate, Instructional Design for Online Learning, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2010 Graduate Certificate, Advanced Geospatial Intelligence, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1999 Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management), Ashland University, Ashland, OH

1982 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


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