Wendy Marcinkus Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Management with teaching responsibilities in organizational behavior for both undergraduate and graduate programs. She also serves as the Coordinator 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, gender in the workplace, identity issues, and the work-life interface. Specifically, she is interested in the initiation and cultivation of developmental relationships through blended technologies including email and social media. Her research explores the mutual learning that occurs through 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. Her second stream of work is currently focused on the individual and relational work-life factors that promote engagement in the workplace.
Murphy has published her research in several journals, including the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Career Development International, Gender in Management: An International Journal, Human Resource Management, Journal of Management and the Journal of Vocational Behavior among others. She 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.