About the Author
With nearly 35 years of experience in higher education, Dr. John Murray has been involved in faculty development since the beginning of his tenure at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio where he served as Coordinator of Faculty Development & Coordinator of Arts and Sciences. After 21 years of service at Clark State, Dr. Murray spent four years as Associate Dean of Curriculum & Instruction at Genesse Community College in Batavia, NY. From Batavia, Dr. Murray went on to serve two years at the State University of New York in Brockport as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Higher Education Program. In 1998, Dr. Murray joined the College of Education at Texas Tech University where he is Professor of Higher Education Administration and Program Coordinator.

Dr. Murray has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. His research specialties are community college faculty development, community college teaching, and faculty evaluation. In 2003, Dr. Murray was selected for inclusion in the 6th edition of Marquis Who's Who in American Education. Additionally, he was the 2000 recipient of Texas Tech University's Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award for the College of Education.

Dr. Murray is devoted to community college teaching and faculty development and is recognized for his expertise in curriculum development, teaching portfolios, and hiring issues. In addition to his responsibilities at Texas Tech, Dr. Murray provides staff development in teaching and learning strategies, strategies for new professors, and strategies for new administrators.