Megan Murphy

Human Resources and Management
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M4
DSB A210

905-525-9140, x26179

Megan joined the PhD program at DeGroote in the fall of 2012 in the Management of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (MOBHR) area. Her research program currently focuses on formal mentoring programs in organizations and the effects of mentor expectations. Additional research interests included employee burnout and commitment, leadership, sustainable development, and information technologies.

Supervisor: Catherine Connelly


  • M.B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University
  • B.A., Honours Organizational Leadership, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Adv. Diploma, Business Administration, Mohawk College


Teaching Assistant at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University


  • Management Development (MBA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Undergraduate)
  • Collective Bargaining (Undergraduate)
  • Settlement of Industrial Disputes (Undergraduate)
  • Public Sector Collective Bargaining (Undergraduate)

Research Assistant

  • Mobile Technology and Burnout, McMaster University
  • Organizations and Biophilia, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Leadership and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa, Wilfrid Laurier University

Operations Coordinator at BlackBerry

Project Coordinator at BlackBerry

Program Delivery at Junior Achievement (Volunteer Position)

Research and Study Interests

Megan’s interests include:

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • Psychological Contracts
  • Employee Burnout
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Workplace Deviance
  • Social Networking


Megan was awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2013-2014), the Ontario Graduate Fellowship (2014-2015), and the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2015-2017).



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