Technology professor is re-elected as director of international honor society

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Earlier this month, Dr. Jessica Murphy, associate professor of technology at JSU, was re-elected as the region director to Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT) international honor society. Region 2 includes Southeastern AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, the Caribbean and South Africa.

Most businesses are not ready for an emergency, such as fire, flood, or other natural or manmade disaster, says Dr. Jessica L. Murphy, associate professor in the Jackson State University Department of Technology. (Photo by Jim Ewing, JSU)

Dr. Jessica L. Murphy, associate professor in the Jackson State University Department of Technology. (Photo by Jim Ewing)

“I am elated to have been re-elected as the Region 2 director, and I’m looking forward to this distinguished opportunity to further endorse Epsilon Pi Tau’s mission here at Jackson State University and throughout the southern region,” said Murphy.

EPT is the leading international honor society for technology. It recognizes the academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. EPT also extends the honor of membership and advancement activities to outstanding practitioners in the technology professions, scholars with exemplary research interests in technology in society and/or persons who have significantly supported or advanced technology professions. All prospective members of these groups must meet EPT professional and leadership performance criteria

“Epsilon Pi Tau helps to promote technological capability and skills, professional proficiency and research, and I deem it an honor to be affiliated with such a dynamic organization promoting these ideals,” Murphy added.

Murphy was inducted into EPT as an undergraduate student and remained active with this organization. In 2006, she became Delta Beta chapter trustee/advisor at JSU. The Delta Beta chapter is hosted by the Department of Industrial Systems and Technology. Recognized for her service and leadership in EPT, she was nominated and first elected as Region 2 Director in 2014 and served a 3-year term.

In addition to benefiting the careers and lives of its members, EPT continually seeks to serve, support, and strengthen the technology professions. Through publications, conferences, thought leadership, as well as alliances with corporations, professional associations, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations, EPT incessantly strives to reinforce the technology professions.