Course Instructor

Alissa Burkholder Murphy

Alissa received her graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and worked in the medical device industry in the Bay Area before moving to Myanmar in Southeast Asia for 4 years. There she worked for Proximity Designs to make low cost, high value agricultural products. Since returning to the states, Alissa has taught at Stanford’s d.school, teaching human centered design to teams of multidisciplinary students across the university. She has continued to practice engineering design, most recently working with a medical device start-up to ideate, prototype, and test early concepts for an innovative surgical tool.

Alissa graduated from Johns Hopkins with a BS in Engineering Mechanics, focusing in medical device design. She played on the basketball team, admits to having a favorite desk on c-level in MSE library, and met her spouse in Latrobe Hall. Alissa returned to Johns Hopkins in 2019 as teaching faculty to launch the Multidisciplinary Engineering Design program. Please reach out to Alissa with any questions you have about multidisciplinary design courses at [email protected].

Course Advisers

These faculty members represent each department involved in the course. If you’d like to reach out to someone in your department to learn more, please find your department representative below: