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CURRICULUM VITA

RICHARD KENT MURRAY

Educator

 

School of Education
The Citadel
Charleston, SC 29409
(843) 953-7824 (Office)
(843) 953- 7084(FAX)
1055 Dominion Drive
Hanahan, SC 29406
(843) 554-4504 (Home)
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Education

 

Ed.D. 1996 South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
Degree in Educational Administration

 

Ed.S. 1994 The Citadel, Charleston SC
Specialist in Education Degree in Educational Leadership,

 

M.Ed. 1991 The Citadel, Charleston, SC
Secondary Educational Administration

 

Professional Program in Education 1988, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Concentration in the field of education with the satisfaction of requirements for teacher certification.

 

B.A. 1987 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
History. Minor concentration in the fields of Geography and Education

Professional Experience

1997-Present Coordinator, Department of Educational Leadership Assistant Professor: The Citadel, Charleston, SC
1996-1997 Adjunct Professor: The Citadel, Charleston, SC
Secondary Curriculum Supervisor: Dorchester School District Four, St George, SC
High School Principal: Harleyville-Ridgeville High School, Dorchester, SC
1992-1996 Middle School Assistant Principal: Drayton Hall Middle School, Charleston, SC
1991-1992 Secondary Administrative Intern: Westview Middle School, Goose Creek, SC
1989-1992 Social Studies Teacher: Westview Middle School, Goose Creek, SC
1989 Social Studies Teacher: Alice Birney Middle School, North Charleston, SC
Interim Test Evaluator and Consultant: Charleston County School District, Charleston, SC
Social Studies Teacher: Nothside Middle School, West Columbia, SC
1986-1989 Substitute Teacher: Lexington Two School District, West Columbia, SC
1986 Counselor Internship: Department of Youth Services, Columbia, SC

Licensures and Certification

  • SC School Superintendency Certification
  • SC Secondary School Administrator Certification
  • SC Secondary School Supervisor Certification
  • SC Social Studies Teacher Certification

Professional Organizations

  • Phi Delta Kappa (Trident Chapter)
  • South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA)
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
  • National Middle School Association (NMSA)
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA)
  • Education Law Association (formerly NOLPE)
  • American Education Finance Association (AEFA)

Honorary Societies

  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Phi Delta Kappa

Professional Memberships

  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • South Carolina Association of School Administrators
  • Eastern Educational Research Association
  • National Association of Secondary School Principal
  • Education Law Association
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development

Research Grants

  • South Carolina State Department of Education, Tech Prep Grant, (Total Project Budget of $24,500 to fund equipment purchase for Physics for the Technologies course.)
  • South Carolina State Department of Education, JTPA II-C Summer Academic Assistance Program for At-Risk Youth. (Total project budget of $16,500 to fund academic assistance for students experiencing difficulty with the South Carolina Exit Exam.)
  • Dorchester School District Four, School to Work (JAG Model), JTPA Title II, State Education Coordination Grant, Summer 1996 (Total Project Budget of $177,684 to fund Dorchester School District Four Alternative School).
  • Southern Bell Foundation Technology Grant, Charleston County School District 10, Spring 1993, (Total Project Budget of $498,500 for innovative use of technology in District 10 schools), partially funded.
  • Citadel Development Foundation (1997). New Faculty Research Grant. $1500.

Consultantships

Murray, Richard K. (1997, November). Alternative Assessment, Cooperative Learning, and Successful Teaching for the Block Schedule. Staff Development Presentation for Lee County School District, Sanford, North Carolina.
Murray, Richard K. (1997, October). How to be Successful With Block Scheduling. Staff Development Presentation for Long County School District, Ludowici, Georgia.
Murray, Richard K. (1997, August). Successful Teaching in the Block Schedule. Staff Development Presentation for Greene County School District, Greeneville, Tennessee.
The following organizations have been provided staff development/consulting services through presentations and/or requested information:
  • Long Beach (CA) Unified School District
  • Dade (FL) County School District
  • ong (GA) County Schools
  • Cumberland (NC) County Schools
  • Lee (NC) County Schools
  • Berkeley (SC) County School District
  • Charleston (SC) County School District
  • Colleton (SC) County School District
  • Greene (TN) County Schools

Awards, Honors

1987 Dean's List, Bachelor of Arts, University of South Carolina
1991 Graduated "With Honors", Master of Education, The Citadel
1993 Phi Delta Kappa Professional Fraternity in Education, Trident Chapter, Charleston, SC
1994 Graduated "With Honors", Specialist in Education, The Citadel
1996 4.0 GPA, Doctor of Education, South Carolina State University
1996 Selected to participate in National Association of Secondary School Principal's Leadership Academy, South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, SC
1996 Selected to participate in South Carolina Department of Education's Principal's Academy
1997 Kappa Delta Pi
1998 Outstanding Young Man of America, Association for Outstanding Americans, McLean, Virginia

Selected Presentations

(1993). Innovations in student discipline. Annual South Carolina Association of School Administrators Summer Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
(1994). Middle school team discipline approach. First Annual Charleston County Schools Middle School Conference, Charleston, SC.
(1995). Administrative and teacher perceptions of school violence. Paper presentation at the 18th Annual Eastern Educational Research Association Conference, Hilton Head, SC.
(1997). The legality of mandating uniforms in the public schools. Paper presentation at the 20thAnnual Eastern Educational Research Association Conference, Hilton Head, SC
(1997). The effects of school uniforms on student perceptions of school climate. Paper presentation at the Eighth National Youth-At-Risk Conference, Savannah, GA.
(1997). Educational innovations and alternatives: A review of South Carolina programs. Paper presentation at the 7th Annual Alternative Schools Conference of the National Dropout Prevention Center, Atlanta, GA.
(1998). Teacher termination for off-campus misconduct: Recent decisions and their implications. Paper presentation at the 21st Annual Eastern Educational Research Association Conference, Tampa, FL.
(1998). What college professors can learn from block schedule teaching. Paper presentation at the Ninth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.
(1998). The pendulum swings to accountability: A review of the role of due process and performance standards. Paper presentation at the 44th Annual Education Law Association Conference, Charleston, SC.
(1999). Uniformly speaking: A review of school uniform research and law. Paper presentation at the 83rd Annual National Association of Secondary School Principals Convention, New Orleans, LA.
(1999). Student expression or safe schools: A review of current legal precedent concerning school uniforms. Paper presentation at the 22nd Annual Eastern Educational Research Association Conference, Hilton Head, SC.
(1999). Murray, R. K., Brown, J. A., & Woelfel, K. Tinkering with student dress: A review of school uniform decisions. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Education Law Association Conference, Chicago, IL. Paper published in conference proceedings.

International Journals

Murray, R. K. & Middleton, B. M. (1999). The impact of instructional technology on student academic achievement in reading and mathematics. International Journal of Instructional Media., 26(1), 109-116.

National Journals

Woelfel, K., Murray, R. & Hambright, A. (2004). Making sense of technology in educational leadership programs. Tech Trends.

Murray, R.K., Woelfel, K. & Bullock, G. (2004). Making the case for performance appraisal. Inquiry.

Murray, R. K. (2002). Tinkering with student dress: A review of student clothing law for the new millennium. Thresholds in Education, 28(1), 27-31.

Kochamba, D. M. & Murray, R. K. (2000). Critical leadership skills: A teacher's perception of the effective leader. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, 17(4).

Murray, R. K. (1997). The impact of school uniforms on school climate. NASSP Bulletin, 81(593), 106-112.

Regional Journals

Nabors, M., Clees, W. J., & Murray, R. K. (1999). Effective communication skills for elementary school principals. Georgia Elementary Principal's Journal, 7(1).

Murray, R. K. & Brown, J. A. (1997). School uniforms improve school climate. Georgia Elementary Principals' Journal, Vol. 5(1), 13-15.

Murray, R. K. & Gregory, N. (1995). Innovations in student discipline. Palmetto Administrator, 9(3), 19-22.

Book Chapters

Perreault, G. & Murray, R.K. (2004). Effective programming at the school level. In T.J. Kowalski's (Ed.), Public Relations in Schools, 3e. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Brown, J.A. & Murray, R. K. (2000). Effective programming at the school level. In T. J. Kowalski's (Ed.), Public Relations in Schools, 2e. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Book Review

Mauer, M. & Davidson, G. (2000). Leadership in Instructional Technology. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Publications, Test Reviews, and Special Invited Papers

Murray, Richard K. (1996). The Effects of School Uniforms on Student Perceptions of School Climate and Student Behavior (Doctoral Dissertation, South Carolina State University, 1996), Universal Microfilms Incorporated.

Murray, Richard K. & Brown, John A. (1998). The pendulum swings to accountability: A review of the role of due process. Published in conference proceedings of the 44th Annual Education Law Association Conference.

Brown, J. A. & Murray, R. K. (1999). Effective programming at the school level. In T. J. Kowalski (Ed.), Public relations in educational organizations: Practice in an age of information and reform. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Submitted for Publication

Murray, Richard K. & Gregory, Nancy (1997). The Effects of School Uniforms on Middle School Studentsí Self-Esteem and Behavior. American School Board Journal. Under review

Murray, Richard K. & Kochamba, Diane M. (1999). Critical Leadership Skills: A Teachers' Perception of the Effective Leader. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal. In press.

In Progress

Murray, Richard K. (1997). The A, B, C's of school climate. Corwin Press Incorporated. In progress.


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