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William (Hank) Murrah

William (Hank) Murrah, Ph.D. ,M.Ed.

  • Department Head, Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology
  • Associate Professor

Phone: 334-844-3806
Campus Mail: 4064 Haley Center
Office Location: 4064

Academic Areas

Educational Research, Measurement, and Assessment

Short Bio

Dr. Murrah's research focuses on the development of cognitive and motor skills needed. Most of his work is using longitudinal data to identify which skills students need to do succeed throughout school and later in life. He also explores the importance of out-of-school programs, both formal and informal, with the goal of informing intervention within these settings.

Professional & Educational Experience

Dr. Murrah graduated with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia. He work there as a post doctoral fellow and a research scientist, where he specialized in research design and methods. Before graduate school he worked as a counselor in several academic and clinical settings, including alternative schools, and substance abuse clinics.

Research Interests

  • Academic Achievement

  • Cognitive Development

  • School Readiness

  • Educational Disparities

  • Motor Learning and Cognition