Dr. Murrah's research interests focus on two primary areas: experimental design and
secondary data analysis. He has worked as a primary methodologist on four randomized
controlled trials evaluating interventions aimed at promoting STEM related cognitive skills, student motivation, reading skills and socioemotional skills. 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.

Educational Leadership
PhD, University of Virginia, Education, 2010
academic achievement science, technology, engineering, and math achievement gaps randomized controlled trials statistics education intervention fidelity