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TRSM Dean, Dr. Steven Murphy

Dr. Steven Murphy
Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management
Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Dr. Steven Murphy joined the Ted Rogers School of Management as dean for a five year term beginning August 2013. Murphy is the second dean to serve the Ted Rogers School of Management since the naming of the school in 2007, and the tenth dean in the business management school’s history.

Murphy comes to the Ted Rogers School of Management from Carleton University in Ottawa, where he was associate dean, research and external, at the Sprott School of Business. An award-winning professor and nationally recognized expert in organizational behaviour, Murphy is a tenured professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Business Management. Having published over 100 papers, book chapters and technical reports in his lengthy academic career, he is also an accomplished researcher and presenter.

Murphy's vision for the school is to build its research reputation, enhance experiential learning opportunities and renew curricula. His fresh perspective, entrepreneurial spirit and years of experience in academia, consulting and research will ensure the quality of business education students continue to receive is creative and industry-driven.

“My primary job is to be the face and voice of the Ted Rogers School of Management - to get out there and make people aware of what is happening here, why it is important, how it is impacting business and how it is impacting the real world,” said Murphy in a recent interview with Ryerson Today.

Murphy believes there should be a new model of education for the 21st century, with a focus on experiential and co-operative learning. The end goal is to produce graduates with the proper experience needed to be career-ready and able to deal with real-world challenges. Entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and creativity across the six schools and departments at the Ted Rogers School of Management will continue to be a top priority.

“We want to give our students the highest chance of success as possible,” Murphy said.

Murphy received an Honours Bachelor of Commerce at Carleton University in Human Resource Management. He earned his Master of Management Studies with Distinction at Carleton in Management Technology and a PhD at Carleton in Organizational Behaviour.