Erin Murphy-Graham

Erin Murphy-Graham is an associate adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education ( Her work focuses on education and empowerment, alternative secondary education in Latin America, and program evaluation. Her book, Opening Minds, Improving Lives: Education and Women's Empowerment in Honduras profiles the alternative secondary education program Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial (SAT) and examines the relationship between transformative education and women's empowerment. She has recently completed a longitudinal impact evaluation of the SAT program, funded by the Hewlett Foundation's Quality Education in Developing Countries initiative. She is currently working with an interdisciplinary team studying the effects of the sports-based job training program, A Ganar, in Honduras and Guatemala. She specializes in the integration of qualitative methods in impact evaluations. Her most recent publications examine the role of education in fostering trust among students in Honduras and Uganda, and the relationship between child marriage, agency, and schooling in rural Honduras. Murphy-Graham has worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank, USAID, and the UK Department for International Development.