PhD, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago
MSc, College of Science and Mathematics, Wright State University
BSc (cum laude), Morningside College
Murphy is a multi-award winning teacher and researcher and full professor at
DePaul University. He edits the academic journal Management Decision and
authored the book Mutiny and Its
Bounty: Leadership Lessons from the Age of Discovery, published by
Yale University Press. He lectures internationally and consults to
entrepreneurs and firms in Chicago and beyond.
He is President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Cultural Alliance and
former Chair of the Management History Division of the Academy of Management.
He has published extensively in leading scholarly journals and has been
featured by Businessweek, USA Today, The Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review,
CCTV, and other major outlets. His ability to explain complex
entrepreneurial phenomena clearly and compellingly across many different
scenarios has made him popular with students, in the business community, and in
the media. Dr. Murphy speaks Mandarin Chinese and his professional
activities focus on social enterprise, entrepreneurship, business history, and
international strategic management.
In 2017, Dr. Murphy was selected by Future Founders as
"Entrepreneurship Professor of the Year" across 11 different Illinois
colleges and universities. In 2016, he was winner of ChicagoInno's "50
on Fire" in the education category for his impact on the Chicago
innovation economy. He is a thoroughbred racehorse owner and is
active in racing and thoroughbred aftercare.