Building upon Tulane’s strengths in civic engagement and service learning, we are proud to introduce the first class of Social Entrepreneurship Professors. Laura Murphy was named the Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor of Social Entrepreneurship last spring. Murphy is a clinical associate professor in the Department of International Health and Development at Tulane University, as well as adjunct associate professor at the Payson Center for International Development and an affiliated faculty member at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Her research has focused on the livelihoods of the poor, the implications of the African HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the social shaping of technologies, such as mobile phones and kitchen gardens. In this video Murphy discusses the impact of cell phones and solar-powered charging in rural africa and how it has shaped her views on social innovation.