For release: August 14, 2009
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Dr. Vicki Murrell has been named Assistant Dean of Distance Education for the University
of Memphis. She will be responsible for the creation, development, expansion, implementation,
and support of distance learning courses offered by the University and through the
Tennessee Board of Regents Online Degree Program (RODP). She will work with faculty
members to translate traditionally formatted classes into an online format, making
the classes more accessible and convenient, while maintaining their academic quality.
Dr. Vicki Murrell
Dr. Murrell is particularly well suited to her new role. In addition to publishing
and presenting on the topic of distance education, she has been a distance learner
herself and has taught online classes. She was one of the first employees at the University
to address the issue of integrating technology into the classroom, and she has worked
with U of M faculty to incorporate online technologies into their teaching.
Murrell holds two degrees from the University of Memphis – a Ph.D. degree in educational
psychology and research, and a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction.
She received a B.A. degree in history from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.
More information about the University’s online programs is available online at www.memphis.edu/ecampus