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Select Experts Lucretia Murphy she/her Vice President

Lucretia Murphy is vice president of the Center for Justice & Economic Advancement at JFF. She develops integrated strategies that increase economic opportunity for individuals and economic prosperity for communities, with an emphasis on economic advancement for young people and adults who have criminal records.

Her skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Postsecondary education and workforce development
  • Public policy and systems change
  • Place-based change strategies
  • Strategic planning
  • Structural racism and other forms of systemic and institutional bias

Before joining JFF, Murphy was executive director of the See Forever Foundation, which operates the Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools in Washington, DC.

Educational background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international politics, law, and organization, Georgetown University
  • Law degree, University of Texas at Austin
  • PhD in higher education policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor