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Patrick J. Murphy

Academic Degrees

PhD, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago
MSc, College of Science and Mathematics, Wright State University
BSc (cum laude), Morningside College


Dr. Murphy is a multi-award winning teacher and researcher and full professor at DePaul University.  He consults to firms and universities and lectures in Chicago and internationally. He founded DePaul's Social Enterprise Collaborative, is Editor of the scholarly journal Management Decision, and former Chair of the Academy of Management's MH Division. 

Professor Murphy has published extensively in leading scholarly journals. He authored the book Mutiny and Its Bounty: Leadership Lessons from the Age of Discovery, published by Yale University Press. His novel theoretic models of entrepreneurial phenomena have made him popular with students, business leaders, and in the media. He has been featured in Businessweek, USA Today, The Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, CGTV, WGN, WTTW, Fox Business, and other outlets. 

In 2017, Future Founders selected Dr. Murphy as "Entrepreneurship Professor of the Year" across all Illinois colleges and universities. In 2016, he was named to ChicagoInno's "50 on Fire" for his impact on the Chicago innovation ecosystem. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and 
is President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Cultural Alliance. A veteran of the US Navy, he is also a thoroughbred racehorse owner and is active in racing and thoroughbred aftercare.