Title: Professor (Retired)
Company: California State University
Location: Bradenton, Florida, United States
John Patrick Murray, Ph.D., Retired Professor at California State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education administration.
With more than 40 years of professional excellence, Dr. Murray is an esteemed educator who most recently served as a professor of higher education administration at California State University from 2007 until his retirement from the industry in 2014. Prior to this illustrious role, he served in the same capacity at Texas Tech University from 1998 to 2007, having formerly been an assistant professor at the University of New York at Brockport from 1996 to 1998. Previously, he also held the roles of associate dean of curriculum and instruction at Genesee Community College from 1992 to 1996. He commenced his career as a professor and administrator at Clark State Community College from 1971 to 1992.
To prepare for his acclaimed career, Dr. Murray pursued a formal education at the State University of New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. He subsequently attended Arizona State University in 1971, receiving a Master of Arts. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, Dr. Murray obtained a Specialist in Education from Wright State University in 1987 before receiving a Doctor of Philosophy from Ohio State University in 1990.
A contributor of myriad articles to professional journals, Dr. Murray has additionally been the author of three books in his field. He has maintained affiliation with the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the American Educational Research Association. In recognition of his exceptional achievements in education, Dr. Murray has accrued several accolades throughout his career, including the Senior Scholar Award from the Council for the Study of Community College in 2012, which he considers to be the highlight of his career. Likewise, he received the Distinguished Research Award from Texas Tech University in 2000 and the Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Youth Commission in 1974. He has additionally received grants from multiple organizations, including the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Program of Humanities, and the National Science Foundation. Notably, Dr. Murray has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
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