Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Murphy worked for Crowe Horwath, LLP in Elkhart, Ind., from 1993-2000. While there, she worked as a staff accountant before being promoted to tax engagement manager, which she held from 1998-2000.
A 1975 graduate of Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, Ind.) with a bachelor's degree in business administration and concentration in accountancy, Murphy attended the University of Michigan Executive Program in Bank Management in 1979 and 1980. She became a certified accountant and licensed within the state of Indiana in 1981 and enrolled in the American Institute of CPAs Tax Education Program at the University of Illinois from 1994-1997.
Murphy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society. She is married to Michael C Murphy, a 1975 Notre Dame undergraduate and 1979 Notre Dame Law School graduate. They have two granddaughters, Maggie and Quinn.