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Murrell Named Assistant Dean of Distance Education at the U of M University News
For release: August 14, 2009

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Dr. Vicki Murrell
Dr. Vicki Murrell

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. 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.

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