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Todd E. Murphy

Clinical Professor, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Associate Director, Center for Leadership


1813 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208

847-467-4661Email Todd Murphy


Center for Leadership


Ph.D., School of Communication, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL

B.A., Political Science, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL


Todd Murphy is the Associate Director of Northwestern University's Center for Leadership and a Clinical Associate Professor in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science.

Dr. Murphy focuses on equipping leaders to mobilize individual differences in order to maximize team performance. His courses include Paradigms and Strategies of Leadership, Field Study in Leadership, Team Leadership and Decision Making, as well as Leader as Coach (Kellogg School of Management). His projects include leading the Undergraduate Leadership Program and establishing a global strategy for the Center.

In addition to his Ph.D., Todd has a Master of Divinity degree and is an ordained Anglican Priest, serving at a parish in Gainesville, Florida for two years. His church and non-profit interests have led him to tutor children on the south side of Chicago, as well as work projects in rural Mississippi and civil war-torn Guatemala.

Research Interests

Dr. Murphy's research focuses on the effects of surface-level and deep-level diversity on team dynamics.

Courses Taught

  • Paradigms and Strategies of Leadership
  • Field Study in Leadership
  • Team Leadership and Decision Making
  • Leader as Coach