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Wendy Murphy

Associate Professor


Wendy Marcinkus Murphy is an Associate Professor of Management who teaches organizational behavior for undergraduate and managing talent in the graduate programs. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Mentoring Programs through the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL). Prior to joining the faculty at Babson College, she taught at Boston College and Northern Illinois University. She spent her early career as a buyer for Filene’s, a Division of May Department Stores (now Macy’s). She earned her A.B., M.S., and Ph.D. from Boston College.

Professor Murphy’s research interests are in the area of careers. Her work focuses on mentoring and developmental networks, identity, and the work-life interface. Specifically, she explores the mutual learning that occurs through nontraditional developmental relationships for the benefit of individuals and organizations.  In addition, she is interested in how positive relationships across the work-life interface facilitate career success.

Strategic Relationships at Work Murphy has published her research in several journals, including the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Career Development International, Gender in Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Management and the Journal of Vocational Behavior among others. Her book with Kathy Kram, Strategic Relationships at Work: Creating your circle of mentors, sponsors, and peers for success in business and life applies the scholarship of mentoring to help everyone become an entrepreneurial protégé.

Murphy has served as a Representative-at-Large for the Careers Division of the Academy of Management. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. Professor Murphy lives in Dover with her husband and three young children.​​


A.B., Boston College, College of Arts & Sciences
M.S. and Ph.D., Boston College, Carroll School of Management

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