Academics / Historian


Hofstra University: Dean of Students, 1984-1993; Interium Dean of the School of education, Health and Human Services, 2005-2008; Faculty, 1969-2017

Director: New York State Great Irish Curriculm Project, 2001

Historian: New York City’s Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park

Historian (with John Ridge): Irish Mission at Watson House Project which produced a permanent exhibition, a travelling exhibition and a website with records digitized for 60,000 immigrant women who passed through the Mission.

Dr. Maureen O. Murphy has written more than 100 articles and given more than 350 invited lectures in eighteen countries. She was a State department lecturer to Egypt in 1993 and 2000. Murphy has worked with the University of Sao Paulo since 1991. A regular lecturer at the Yeats International Summer School where she was Deputy Director, 2005-07 and Associate Director in 2009 and on the faculty in 2012.