Susan Murphy was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She received her math B.S. in 1980 from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of North Carolina. Susan Murphy was affiliated with Pennsylvania State University from 1989-1997, prior to her appointment to the faculty of the University of Michigan, where she is currently the H.E. Robbins Professor of Statistics, Professor of Psychiatry, and a research professor in the Institute for Social Research.