SOUTH BEND — David Murphy has been appointed associate dean for entrepreneurship for the University of Notre Dame’s Colleges of Science and Engineering and director of the university’s Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Masters (ESTEEM) program.
Murphy is former president and chief executive officer of Better World Books, a for-profit social venture initially created and spun out of the university.
He served as president and chief executive officer of Better World Books from 2004 to July and continues to serve on the company’s board of directors. He previously worked for 20 years in corporate finance, operations, and mergers and acquisitions.
A one-year master of science collaborative program between the Colleges of Science and Engineering and the Mendoza College of Business, ESTEEM augments the scientific and technical skills of individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree by providing the opportunity to obtain skills required to take science and/or engineering inventions and translate them into commercial ventures.
Murphy graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1980 and earned an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1984.