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Fellow The Society for Values in Higher Education 1989

Earl Crader Award College of Education/Memphis State University 1982

The SPUR Award Memphis State University 1984

The Distinguished Teaching Service Award Memphis State University 1987

The SPUR Award Memphis State University 1990

Executive Leadership Seminar Rhodes College 1993

Exploring Leadership Federal Express Corporation 1992

Leadership Institute for Continuing Professional Education Harvard Graduate School of Education 1991

Leadership and Mastery Innovation Associates 1992

Member Tennessee Judicial Evaluation Commission 1996

Fifty Women Who Make A Difference Women's News of the Mid-South 1998

Howell Heflin Award State Justice Institute 1999

Warren Burger Award National Center for State Courts 2000

Harrison Tweed Award American Law Institute-American Bar Association 2001

Founding Member The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (IS-SOTL) 2002

Kappa Delta Pi Award University of Memphis 2004

Academic Excellence and Quality Award Tennessee Board of Regents 2004

Organization Learning Core Course Society for Organizational Learning Core Course, Ashland, MA August 5-10, 2007

Graduate, Leadership and Mastery, Innovation Associates, Toronto, Canada 2000


Walker, T., Pearson, F., & Murrell, P. (2009) Quality of effort and career preparation: Differences between African American and White community college students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. In press.   

Murrell, P., & Gould, P. (2008). Educating for therapeutic judging: Strategies, concepts, and outcomes. University of Puerto Rico Law Journal, [in press].

Murrell, P. Schneider, G., & Gould, P. (2009).  Courts as Learning Organization:  Towards a Unifying Vision.  Judicature 93 (1), 6-13.  

Murrell, P. (2006). Competence and character: The heart of CLE for the Profession's Gatekeepers. Valparaiso University Law Journal 40, 485-507. 

Murrell, P. (2006). Continuing judicial education: Cognitive development as content, process and outcome. Journal of Adult Development, 11(2),  151-161.

Hanson M. (2003). Learn how they learn. Based on interview conducted with Pat Murrell. American Bar Journal, August 26. 

Gould, P., & Murrell, P. (2002). Therapeutic jurisprudence and cognitive complexity: An overview. Fordham Urban Law Review, 29(5). New York: Fordham University School of  Law.

Lubiani, N., & Murrell, P. (2000). Courting justice with the heart: The role of emotional intelligence in the courtroom. The Court Review, 38(1), 10-16.

Murrell, P., & Murrell, S. (2000). Experiential learning: Implications for drug court management and leadership. The Court Manager, 14(3).

Swigart, T., &  Murrell, P. (2000). Factors influencing estimates of gains made in African American and Caucasian community college students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 25(4), 297-312.


Elementary Teacher   Mississippi, Maryland, Texas, Georgia 1956-1959

Teacher   United States Armed Forces Institute, Wurzburg, Germany 1960-1961

Instructor and Visiting Professor   The University of Mississippi 1968

Summer Counselor   The University of Mississippi 1967

Instructor   The University of Virginia 1968-1969

Assistant Professor Education George Mason College 1969-1970

Acting Dean of Women and Associate Dean of Students Student Affairs Memphis State University 1970-1972

Professor Counseling and Personnel Services/College of Education Memphis State University 1972-1993

Associate Center for the Study of Higher Education/College of Education Memphis State University 1980-1988

Program Director Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Higher Education Memphis State University 1988-1993

Director Center for the Study of Higher Education/College of Education The University of Memphis 1988-present

Professional Development Assignment   Central and Eastern Europe (Six weeks) Fall semester, 1993

Professor Department of Leadership The University of Memphis 1993-present

Coordinator Higher and Adult Education The University of Memphis 2000-2003

Professional Development Assignment (One half time)     2003-2004

Director Leadership Institute in Judicial Education The University of Memphis 1995-present

Director Institute for Faculty Excellence in Judicial Education The University of Memphis 2001-July 2007


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