Academic Areas:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Research, Measurement, and Assessment.

Dr. Murrah's research interests focus on two primary areas: experimental design and secondary data analysis.

His work with secondary data analysis focuses on using large-scale nationally representative data sets to understand the development of academic skills in disadvantaged and at-risk students.

Current and future research projects:

  • Removing Barriers to Motivation in Community College Math
  • Measurement Error in Linear Regression

Keywords: Executive Functions, STEM Learning, Lognitudinal Modeling, Machine Learning/AI.

Educational Leadership
PhD, University of Virginia, Education, 2010
M.Ed., University of Montevallo, Counseling, 1997
B.S., University of Montevallo, Psychology, 1994
academic achievement science, technology, engineering, and math achievement gaps randomized controlled trials statistics education intervention fidelity