Frank B. Murray
is a former dean of the College of Education and is currently H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education and the Department of Psychology at the University of Delaware. He earned his BA degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland in 1960 and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is a fellow in the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the American Educational Research Association and was president of the Jean Piaget Society. He has been an active researcher, publishing over 100 articles and chapters in psychology and education, and has served on the editorial boards of the principal journals in his field.

He is an active member of the teacher education reform movement, having served as a member of the boards of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Holmes Group, a consortium of leading research universities engaged in teacher education, and the Teacher Program Council of the Educational Testing Service. In addition he co-founded Project 30, a Carnegie Corporation project composed of teams of faculty from arts and sciences and education from thirty colleges and universities who are working on the reform of the liberal arts component of teacher education. He was president of the Project 30 Alliance and later the Holmes Partnership, where he also served until 1998 as executive director. In 1996, he edited the Teacher Educator’s Handbook, which received special recognition for writing from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. He was given an honorary doctorate in 1994 from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland for his contributions to the fields of child development and teacher education.

Murray was appointed president of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council in July of 1998.

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