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Dr. Murphy awarded PC’s Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award for 2019

Join us in congratulating our very own Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy! Dr. Murphy has been awarded PC’s Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award for 2019. She has been given this well-earned honor for displaying the highest standards in research, scholarship, and contributions in her field.

Dr. Murphy is the author of three books, including Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America (2010, Johns Hopkins University Press), winner of the 2012 Hagley Prize for the best book in business history, and Other People’s Money: How Banking Worked in the Early American Republic (2017, Johns Hopkins University Press). Her newest book project examines the relationship between banks and slavery, particularly the use of enslaved people as loan collateral.

She also has been published in The Business History Review, The Journal of the Early Republic, Financial History, and Common-place, She is currently on a year-long sabbatical with the support of various outside fellowships, including the American Council of Learned Societies.

Dr. Murphy will be recognized at the 2019 Academic Convocation. She also will receive an honorarium and deliver a talk on her scholarly work during the 2019-20 academic year.

Congratulations again to Dr. Murphy for this wonderful award!

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