Ira MurrayDoctoral Student
Graduate Research and Teaching Associate
K. Leroy Irvis Fellow

4303 Wesley Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, Pa. 15260


Ira Murray is a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, fourth-year doctoral student in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education, and research and teaching associate at CUE. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida A&M University, and a M.Ed. 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.