Academics

LMU Graduate Faculty


Dr. Pat Murphree  Patricia G. Murphree
  Professor, Graduate Education
  800-325-0900, x.6374
  patricia.murphree@lmunet.edu







Education

EdD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida
Administration and Supervision Endorsement, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee
MS in Guidance and Counseling, Radford University, Radford, Virginia
Bachelor's in Home Economics, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Other Teaching Experience

  • Berea Community School, Berea, KY; 1970-1971; classroom teacher
  • St. Clair County Schools, Ashville, AL.; 1971-1984; classroom teacher
  • Lee County Public Schools, Jonesville, VA; 1984-2000; classroom teacher, counselor, administrator
  • Mountain Empire Community College,  Big Stone Gap, VA  1997-2000
  • Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA; 1997-1999
  • Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN; 1991-1992

Consulting/Outside Training

  • Tennessee Reading Collaborative State Training; Summer 2003
  • TASCD Conference, Gatlinburg, TN; October 11-12, 2005
  • SACS Leadership Institute; Orlando, FL; July 30-August 2, 2006
  • Brain-Based Learning Conference, Boston, MA, April 27-30, 2007
  • TASCD Conference, Gatlinburg, TN, June 28-29, 2007
  • Learning-Focused Vocabulary Development Training, Atlanta, GA; July 23-24, 2007
  • Blackboard Training; LMU; August 1, 2007
  • VASCD Workshop, Abingdon, VA; September 28, 2007
  • Lee County, VA Public School System; Consultant with Reading First Schools; January-April      2008
  • TASCD Conference, Gatlinburg, TN, June 28-29, 2008
  • VASCD Workshop, Abingdon, VA; September 25, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • LMU President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; May 2004
  • Reprint of article A Case for recess in Elementary Schools in Modern Red School House Institute;    2006
  • Selected for membership into the National Association of Business and Professional Women; July 2008

Professional Presentations

  • Lee County , VA; Ewing Elementary School In-service , July 2005; Understanding Children of Poverty
  • Knox County, TN School Counselors Association; February 21, 2006; Understanding Children of Poverty
  • Knoxville Youth Summit, Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN, April 17, 2006; Understanding Children of Poverty
  • AAUW Equity Workshop; Knoxville Teacher Center, Knoxville, TN; June 2008, July 2006, June 2005; Understanding Children of Poverty
  • Southern Regional Counselors’ Conference, Berea College, Berea, KY; June 2007; Understanding Children of Poverty
  • Lee County, VA Public School In-Service; August 7, 2006; Understanding Children of Poverty
  • Hamblen County, TN; September 22, 2006; Literacy Day
  • Lee County, VA Public School Administrators; February 2007; Homework and Practice Seminar
  • LMU Undergraduate and Post-Bac students, Knoxville, TN (April 2007) Brain-Based Learning Seminar
  • LMU Undergraduate and Post-Bac students, Harrogate, TN (March 2007) Brain-Based Learning Seminar
  • Pineville Elementary School, Pineville, KY; May 31, 2007; Brain-Based Learning Workshop
  • West End Elementary School, Middlesboro, KY; May 23, 2007; Understanding Children of Poverty Workshop
  • Southern Regional Counselors’ Conference, Berea College, Berea, KY; June 2007; Equity Issues in Education
  • Lee County, VA Public School System Administrators, August 3, 2007; Learning Focused School Achievement Strategies
  • Lee County, VA Public School System In-Service, August 13, 2007; Understanding Children of Poverty and Developing Relationships
  • Lee County, VA Public School System Professional Development, September 11, October 1, October 22, November 13, December 3, 2007;  Learning Focused Best Practices and Strategies
  • Lee County, VA Public School System In-Service; October 19, 2007; Classroom Management for New Teachers
  • Lee County, VA Public School System In-Service; August 11, 2008; September 22, 2008 and October 24, 2008;  Understanding Children of Poverty
  • Lee County, VA Public School System In-Service; August 12, 2008; Professionalism for New Teachers
  • Lee County, VA Public School System In-Service; August 19, 2008; September 29, 2008, October 13, 2008, November 10, 2008 and December 1, 2008;  Mind of Boys
  • Lee County, VA Public School System, October 30, 2008; Parents:  How to Be Involved with your Child’s Education

Research

  • Brain-based Learning Strategies
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Lee County, VA Public Schools; Vocabulary Development; Fall 2007
  • Gender-Based Education; 2007
  • The Middle School Concept VS K-8 Grade Configuration; Spring 2008
  • East Lafollette Elementary School, LaFollette, TN; Curriculum Mapping and Research-Based Best Practices; March-May 2004

Publications

  • A Case for Recess in the Elementary School  Virginia Educational Leadership Journal; Fall 2005
  • A Case for Recess in the Elementary School  Tennessee Educational Leadership Journal ; Fall 2005
  • An Educational Perspective for Understanding Poverty  Tennessee Educational Leadership Journal, Spring 2006
  • Is One Gender Being Left Behind?  Tennessee Educational Leadership Journal; Spring 2007
  • Is One Gender Being Left Behind?  Virginia Educational Leadership Journal; Fall 2007
  • Middle School:  A Bad Invention?  Tennessee Educational Leadership Journal; Spring 2008

Professonal and Scholarly Affiliations

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (National, Tennessee and Virginia Divisions)
  • National Association of Business and Professional Women