Samantha A. Murray

Author Bio

Samantha is an XM Scientist at Qualtrics with more than 15 years of experience in education. A former classroom teacher, she has also served as a charter school board member, district administrator, qualitative researcher, program coordinator, and evaluation and policy analyst. Samantha regularly consults with education clients around the globe on their XM programs. Samantha partnered with Angela Duckworth and other world-class scientists and survey methodologists to develop the Character & Well-being Survey, a survey administered by the Character Lab to track social-emotional learning over time. Samantha is sought after as a speaker on experience management and continuous improvement in education, having spoken at Qualtrics X4 in SLC, Sydney, and London; the Schools & Academy Show in London; and the SAP Next-Gen Academy for Experience Management in NYC. Her poster session was featured as part of the 2020 Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education. Samantha earned her A.B. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and her M.S.Ed. in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She holds certificates from the Education Policy Fellowship Program sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership and the Harvard Strategic Data Project Summer Institute for Leadership in Analytics.