Ryan Murphy

My name is Ryan Murphy, and I am the Vice President of Governance for Student Government Board this year! I am a junior majoring in Political Science and History, with a minor in Economics. I am from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, which is about 35 minutes north of Oakland. This is my third year in SGB as I previously was a member of the First Year Council and Chair of the Community and Governmental Relations Committee. Outside of SGB I am a brother of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Please feel free to reach out at or stop by the office if you ever want to chat! 

Year: Junior

Pronouns: He/Him/His


School: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Major: Political Science and History

Minor: Economics

Fun Fact: My birthday is on Halloween!

On Campus I can be Found: Frick Fine Arts Building

Favorite class at Pitt: Analysis of American Politics with Dr. Kristin Kanthak

Favorite TV show(s): Law and Order SVU, Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s, Real Housewives

Favorite Movie(s): The Breakfast Club, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Edge of Seventeen, Mean Girls

Favorite Book(s): Fahrenheit 451, Of Mice and Men, 1984

Favorite Quote:  “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why…” ~ Mark Twain