Dr. Diane Murphy


Department Chair

IT, Data Science, and Cybersecurity

Diane Murphy

Contact Information

Contact via email


Academic Credentials

B.Sc., University of Wales, UK
M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Sheffield, UK

Teaching Areas

  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Management
  • Database Management
  • Web Development
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Mobile Apps

Research Interests

Insider threats
Supply chain security
Diversity in technology
Secure document management
Technology for the older population
Dr. Murphy began her career in the European pharmaceutical industry and was an early leader in chemical informatics, using technology to predict the biological and toxicological effects of chemicals.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Dr. Murphy was a serial entrepreneur founding and operating two US companies (one in software development and one in corporate training), as well as a not-for-profit to help young entrepreneurs succeed in their initial technology business ventures. 

In 2002, Dr. Murphy joined Marymount University. Her research interests include data science, health care informatics, and cybersecurity, including privacy and security in the supply chain.

She is active in the promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, including the award of CyberCorpsSFS scholarships at the University. One of her primary interests is the inclusion of women, minorities, and veterans in STEM careers, including cybersecurity.