These forty rising stars represent elite schools from around the world, excel in research, and have overcome the green-professor label in the classroom.

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Wendy Marcinkus Murphy, Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, has been named a Best 40-Under-40 B-School Professor by Poets & QuantsMurphy was featured in the article The 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 In The World.

Poets & Quants asked B-school officials, faculty, students, and alumni for their top picks and put out an open nomination. The 40 rising stars, representing elite schools from around the world, have excelled in research while overcoming the green-professor label in the classroom.

According to Poets & Quants as quoted in the article, “These young professors represent a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, ranging from economics to behavioral science, as well as marketing to entrepreneurship. They hail from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, India, China, Mexico, and Belgium, among others. Their interests range from big data to entertainment marketing to negotiation strategy. Both inside and outside the classroom, Poets & Quants’ ”Top 40 Under 40″ are influencers in their fields while having a meaningful impact on their students’ lives. And arguably all of them are just getting started. If their previous successes are any indication, these top profs will be shaping business education and MBA futures for years to come.”

Read the full article and list of top 40 B-School Professors »

About Wendy Murphy

Wendy Marcinkus Murphy is an Associate Professor of Management with teaching responsibilities in organizational behavior for both undergraduate and 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.

Murphy has published her research in several journals, including the Academy of Management Learning and EducationCareer Development InternationalGender in ManagementHuman Resource ManagementJournal of Management, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior. among others.

Her forthcoming 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. 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.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Barbara Spies Blair,, 781-239-4621 | 02/18/2014 06:00