Hiram College
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Marybeth Murphy, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

I began my career working for GE, and held numerous positions from Financial Management Trainee to Budget Analyst and Plant Controller. After 10 years, I decided to pursue my real passion – teaching. I returned to school and earned my Master’s degree.

I’ve taught a the University of Akron and Kent State for a number of years. I could see that some students were entering college without the basic skills to succeed. I decided to try and change that and purchased a franchise in a tutoring company, KnowledgePoints.

I ran my business for about 7 years, but saw a huge drop in revenues due to changes in the No Child Left Behind Act. I re-entered the teaching profession at Tri-C. In the fall of 2017, I joined the staff at Hiram College.


  • M.A., James Madison University
  • B.S., Bowling Green State University

Research Interests

Behavioral implications of accounting information and decision making.

Selected Publications

  • “The Effects of Framing on the Decision to Write Off Obsolete Inventory” (Co-authored with Dr. Joanne Healy) Advances in Behavioral Accounting Research. November, 2003.

Fun Facts

  • I’m an avid golfer (though not very good) and a gardener. I also have 2 Cavalier King Charles dogs.