Profile: David Murphy, associate dean of entrepreneurship
Gene Stowe - September 11, 2012
When David Murphy ’80 stepped down last August, after seven years as president and CEO of Better World Books, he happened to mention the change over breakfast with Peter Kilpatrick, dean of the College of Engineering. Murphy was on campus to help his son, a sophomore, move back into his dorm.
Within a very short period of time, Kilpatrick and Greg Crawford, dean of the College of Science, had asked him to consider coming to Notre Dame to become the associate dean of entrepreneurship for the Colleges of Science and Engineering, including assuming the directorship for the ESTEEM (Engineering, Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s) Program.