Connie has been a member of the ACS since 1992 and was a recipient of the 2015 Shirley B. Radding Award.

She spent the first 25 years of her career in research and development in roles including research technologist, team leader, group leader, and project portfolio manager. She holds five patents in monomer/polymer synthesis and processing. The last three years of her career at Dow she was a supervisor of IT professionals in information systems. Murphy retired after 28 years at Dow.