William “Hank” Murrah, an affiliate professor in Auburn’s Faculty of Schooling, was named head of the Division of Academic Foundations, Management, and Know-how, or EFLT, final month.
Murrah plans to deal with empowering school by shared governance, discovering synergies in school analysis and work, integrating distinctive division capabilities and aligning division targets with Auburn’s land-grant mission.
“Our division is a bit totally different from some others in that we’ve conventional tutorial applications however we even have skilled applications during which we practice college students to be academics and directors,” Murrah mentioned. “We don’t all the time match the everyday division mould so it’s my job to align our work and mission so we are able to finest inform our story and advocate for the essential work our school and employees are doing.”
With a deal with scholar, employees and college success, Murrah will proceed collaborating with others within the faculty and all through campus to assist and amplify the work of the division.
“We now have proficient school and employees who’re keen about what they do. They’re working with different school all through the school and campus on vital analysis and outreach,” he mentioned. “I’m enthusiastic about our potential and the chance to proceed doing nice issues as we assist one another and work collectively to advance the school and college.”
In his new position, Murrah will help the dean and different leaders in strengthening the division’s identification and position within the faculty, in addition to the influence it has all through the bigger campus group.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Murrah into the position of division head for the Division of Academic Foundations, Management, and Know-how,” mentioned Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, dean of Auburn’s Faculty of Schooling and Wayne T. Smith Distinguished Professor. “His expertise within the division, abilities, analysis focus, and the respect from his colleagues make him the best individual on the proper time for this essential management place.”
Murrah joined the EFLT school in 2016 after finishing his undergraduate and grasp’s diploma on the College of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, and his doctorate in academic psychology and post-doctorate work on the College of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Along with his earlier analysis expertise, Murrah is a co-founder of the Quantitative Strategies in Academic Analysis, or QMER, studying group, and conducts analysis centered on figuring out abilities that promote tutorial achievement. He additionally has a longtime file of selling shared governance and variety by his work on the school governance and variety committees.