Steve Murley has over 30 years of experience in public education including service as Superintendent of Schools for the Green Bay Area Public Schools 2020-2022, Iowa City Community School District 2010-2020, and Wausau School District 2005-2010. He is currently Superintendent Emeritus for ERDI, and Assistant Professor in the College of Education in the Educational Policy and Leadership Studies Department at the University of Iowa. For the past 10 years, Steve has also served as lead instructor for the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program (Midwest Cohort).

As a Superintendent of Schools Steve has been active in professional organizations at the national level including the Alliance for Education Impact, the American Association of School Administrators, the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on College Readiness, the District Administration Leadership Institute, the District Management Group, the Education Advisory Board, the Futures 21 Council, the Horace Mann League, the Institute for Education Innovation, New Era Superintendents, the National Superintendents Dialog, the National Superintendents Roundtable, the Superintendents Environmental Education Collaborative, the United States Department of Education Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, and the Urban Superintendents Association of America.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan with a triple major in Economics, History, and Communications. He completed a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Educational Administration and an Education Specialist degree from the University of Wisconsin in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.