University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
recently welcomed Dr. Rodney Murray as executive director of academic technology. Dr. Murray is an educational technology leader, pharmacologist, and internationally recognized author and software developer.
In his role as executive director of academic technology, Dr. Murray will lead University of the Sciences’ efforts to integrate online learning environments and educational technologies into educational programs, as well as collaborate with faculty to create interactive, multimedia online instruction.
Prior to joining the University, Dr. Murray served as director of application and web services at Thomas Jefferson University
, where he was recruited in 1987 to create the Office of Academic Computing and to teach pharmacology in Jefferson Medical College
. During his 20 years with Thomas Jefferson University
, his leadership brought significant achievements in the areas of instructional technology, knowledge management, application development, and the University’s Internet presence.
Dr. Murray has published in the area of neuropharmacology and co-wrote Manual of Pharmacologic Calculations with Computer Programs, 2nd Edition
on the use of microcomputers in pharmacology research. Statistical and data analysis software (PHARM/PCS) he first published in 1981 is still widely-used in pharmacology and pharmaceutical research labs worldwide. Currently, Dr. Murray is focusing his expertise on applying information technology to teaching and learning, and promoting the latest e-learning technologies, including Web 2.0 applications, social media, blogs, wiki's, e-portfolios and podcasts. He has become a recognized expert in this area, producing his own educational podcasts at www.rodspulsepodcast.com
Dr. Murray earned his PhD in pharmacology from Temple University School of Medicine. He is a native of Oreland, Pa., and currently resides in Wynnewood, Pa.