College of Education and Public Policy

Associate Dean Kathleen Murphey

Kathleen Murphey, Ed.D.Photo of Kathleen Murphey, Ed.D.

Associate Dean

  • Office: Neff Hall, 250A
  • Phone: 260-481-6451
  • Fax: 260-481-5408
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Professional Background

Dr. Kathleen A. Murphey is the Associate Dean and a Professor in the IPFW College of Education and Public Policy. Her primary teaching responsibilities include courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of education. The history of urban schooling and the history of teachers and the teaching profession, as well as social issues in education, such as desegregation and other equity issues, comprise her writing and research foci. She is the recipient of the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Award in 1999 and the Emma Lou and Gayle Thornbrough Award from the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Magazine of History for the best article to appear in the IMH in 1998. Most recently she has been concerned with the impact of educational reforms on K-12 teachers and students and on teacher education programs. She wrote “The First Step toward School Reform: Building Alliances of Consent through Deliberative Democracy” in The Hope for Audacity: From Cynicism to Hope in Educational Leadership and Policy, Stella C. Batagiannis, Barry Kanpol, and Anna V. Wilson (eds.) (NY: Lang, 2012).