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Murray, Terry

Ph.D., University at Albany May 2005
Master of Professional Studies, SUNY New Paltz May 1989

Associate Professor

Department: Educational Studies
Office: OM 104
Phone: (845) 257-2828

Career History

Fall 2013 to present SUNY New Paltz Associate Professor
Fall 2006 to Fall 2013 SUNY New Paltz Assistant Professor
Fall 2002 to Spring 2006 SUNY New Paltz Lecturer
Fall 2000 SUNY Albany Adjunct instructor
Fall 1987 to Spring 2002 SUNY New Paltz Adjunct instructor

Teaching Interests

• Social/emotional learning
• Self knowledge development
• Contemplative philosophy & pedagogy
• Spirituality in education

Research/Creative Activity

• Research in student self knowledge development
• Research in boys' development
• Curriculum development in contemplative education


Murray, T. (2013). Mirrors and master switches: Using interactive root metaphors to students' academic,
social and emotional growth and development. In A. Honigsfeld & A. Cohan (Eds.). Breaking the
mold of classroom management: What educators should know and do to enable student success
(90-111). Latham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
Raider-Roth, M., Albert, M., Bircam-Barkey, I., Gidseg, E, and Murray, T. (2012). Resisting Boys,
Resisting teachers. Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies 6(1), pp. 16-32.
Murray, T. (2012). Self knowledge development as a cognitive, affective, relational and spiritual journey.
Religion & Education 39(1), pp. 1-17.
Murray, T. (2012). Who's got the power: Experiencing unequal resources. In E. Beich (Ed.) The 2012
Pfeiffer Annual - Consulting. (pp. 45-54). San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.
Murray, T. (2009). Knowing self through the journey: Graduate students’ experiences of self-knowledge
development. Journal of Adult Development 16, pp. 108-128.
Taylor, L. & Murray, T. (2009). Chapter 10 - Gender. In L. Taylor and C. Whittaker. Bridging multiple
worlds: Case studies of diverse educational communities (2nd Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Raider-Roth, M., Albert, M., Bircam-Barkey, I., Gidseg, E, and Murray, T. (2008). Teaching boys: A
Relational puzzle. Teachers College Record, 110 (2), February 2008, pp. 443-481.

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

Chair, Education Council, School of Education
Member, Standing Committee on Academic Standing
Member, Scholarship Committee
Advisory Board Member, Teaching & Learning Center
Member, American Educational Research Association
Member, Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education

Link to CV