Daniel P. Murphy is a professor of accounting and specializes in federal taxation. He served as Department Head from 2003 to 2012. He joined the faculty in 1990 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Murphy is a Certified Public Accountant and previously worked with two international accounting firms. His research focuses on the effect of taxes on investment behavior, global tax planning and public policy. His research has been published in The Journal of the American Taxation Association, The Journal of Taxation, Advances in Taxation and numerous other journals. He has been awarded a PriceWaterhouse Coopers Research Fellowship, a grant from the KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation and was named co-recipient of the Outstanding Author Award by the Journal of Financial Services Professionals.
Murphy's teaches international taxation, principles of taxation, and financial statement analysis in the MBA program. Murphy has won numerous awards for teaching excellence including the Pugh & Company Accounting Faculty Excellence Award, The Beta Alpha Psi Excellence Award, and the John Moore Award.
Murphy is very involved in professional and community service. He served as Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors for the American Taxation Association and served as President and Board Chair of the American Accounting Association’s Accounting Programs Leadership Group. Murphy has served two, four-year terms, including two years as Board Chair, on the Knox County Board of Education, was a co-founder and Board Chair of the Great Schools Partnership, and currently serves as Board Chair of the Knoxville Community Development Corporation.