Dr. Jan Murphy returned to the College of Applied Science and Technology as the Interim Dean in the fall of 2015 after serving as the Interim Director of Campus Dining Services. During an administrative career that has spanned more than 20 years, Dr. Murphy helped develop Educating Illinois, the University’s Strategic Plan, established the American Democracy Project program, and coordinated the University’s Higher Learning Commission accreditation during a comprehensive reaccreditation process. She also designed and coordinated the University’s comprehensive program review process. Dr. Murphy is a former Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences who currently teaches Nutrition in the Lifespan, Family and Consumer Public Policy and U.S. Contemporary Health. She also continues to serve as an accreditation site visitor for the Higher Learning Commission.