PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. MA, BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA. One-Year Diploma, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, U.K.
Instructor, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Research Associate, American Historical Association, Washington, DC. Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Department of American Studies; Instructor, Composition Program; English as a Second Language (ESL) and Writing Tutor, Writing Lab; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. ESL Instructor, English Language Institute, San Francisco, CA. Instructor, Writing Program; Advisor, Honors Program; Research Assistant, English Department; University of Massachusetts Amherst. Volunteer, United States Peace Corps, Republic of Guinea, West Africa.
Sheila W. and Richard J. Schwartz Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Museum of American History. Dissertation Special Grant, Dissertation Summer Research Grant, University of Minnesota. Research Awards and Conference Travel Awards, First-Year Graduate Student Fellowship, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Appointed Member, Students' Committee, American Studies Association. Founding Member and Appointed Steering Committee Member, Working-Class Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association. American Historical Association. Working-Class Studies Association.
Dr. Murphy is currently teaching as a part of CIA’s Applied Food Studies bachelor’s degree program.