Dr. Patrick J. Murphy

Placed Leader

Dr. Patrick J. Murphy

Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
University of Alabama (UAB)

June 11, 2018

Koya partnered with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) on its Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship search. Consistently ranked among the most diverse universities nationally by The Princeton Review, UAB embodies a spirit of discovery that advances knowledge, solves real-world problems and drives economic development.

Our work with UAB resulted in the placement of Dr. Patrick J. Murphy.

The Goodrich Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was established in 2017 by Mike and Gillian Goodrich to support education and research in innovation and entrepreneurship at the Collat School of Business.

Dr. Murphy is a multi-award winning teacher, researcher and full professor. 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.

Murphy earned his Ph.D. from the College of Business Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago and his Master’s in Science from Wright State University. He received his B.Sc. from Morningside College, graduating cum laude.