Corinne Murphy named Dean of College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
Corinne Murphy, Interim Vice Provost at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, has been named Dean of WKU’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Murphy will assume her duties on Aug. 1. She replaces Dr. Sam Evans, who is retiring.
“I am delighted to join Hilltopper nation as the next Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences,” Dr. Murphy said. “Our degrees are key to empowering WKU students to lead and serve our global society. I look forward to working with faculty, staff and students on continuing to build life-changing opportunities within the college.”
Dr. Murphy has a Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Ohio State University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her research and scholarship focus on persons with autism.
“Corinne is an excellent choice for the CEBS Deanship, and she’s very excited about joining us,” Provost David Lee said. “She will provide outstanding leadership for our programs in the college.”
Dr. Murphy also received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Science from Ohio State University.
“We are excited to welcome Professor Murphy to the WKU family,” WKU President Timothy C. Caboni said. “Preparing educators is the foundation on which WKU was built, and her experience will serve us well as we hone our programming to serve the needs of our communities across our Commonwealth.”
Dr. Murphy has been a faculty member in the Department of Special Education at West Chester University since 2006 and has served as department chair since 2014. Her research has been published in numerous journals and presented at professional conferences and workshops.
She served as executive director of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center from 2012 to 2017 and has been a member of the Pennsylvania State System Higher Education Academic Program Review Committee since 2014.
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