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
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