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 edits the academic journal Management Decision and
the book Mutiny and Its Bounty: Leadership Lessons from the Age of Discovery, published by Yale University Press.
lectures internationally and consults to entrepreneurs and firms in
beyond. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago
Alliance and former Chair of the Management History Division of the
Management. He has published extensively in leading scholarly journals
been featured by Businessweek, USA Today, The Globe and Mail, US News and World
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,
In 2016, Dr. Murphy was selected for ChicagoInno's 50 on Fire for his impact on the Chicago innovation economy. He is a speaker of Mandarin Chinese and his professional activities focus on social enterprise, entrepreneurship, business history, and US-China strategic management contexts.
In 2017, Dr. Murphy was selected by Future Founders as
Professor of the Year" across 11 different Chicago-area colleges and
universities. In 2016, he was winner of ChicagoInno's "50
Fire" in the education category for his impact on the Chicago
innovation economy. Dr. Murphy speaks Mandarin Chinese and his
professional activities focus on social enterprise, entrepreneurship,
history, and international strategic management contexts.