Ira MurrayDoctoral Student
Graduate Research and Teaching Associate
K. Leroy Irvis Fellow
Ira Murray is a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, doctoral student in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education, and Research and teaching associate in the Center for Urban Education. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Florida A&M University, and a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Human, Organizational, and Community Development from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. His research interests include sociopolitical youth development both inside and outside of school, as well as relationships between schools and communities in urban contexts. Prior to attending Pitt, Ira was vice president of community impact at United Way of the Capital Area in Jackson, Miss., where he oversaw yearly multi-million dollar investments in local human service programs, conducted program evaluations, and helped advance United Way Worldwide’s diversity and inclusion work throughout its U.S. network.