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Dr. Theresa Murphrey

Murphrey, Dr. Theresa
Dr. Theresa Murphrey
236 Agriculture and Life Sciences, 2116 TAMU
(979) 458-2749
Undergraduate Education
B.S. (Texas A&M University) 1992
Graduate Education
M.S. (Texas A&M University) 1993
Ph.D. (Texas A&M University) 1997
Outstanding Early Achievement Award: Presented by the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (May 2012)
Gold Teaching Award: Presented by the United States Distance Learning Association (May 2010)
Outstanding Young Member Award: Presented by the Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education (April 2012)
Courses Taught
Technology-Enhanced Instructional Design Strategies for Agriculture (ALEC 412)
Methods of Technological Change (ALEC 640)
Advanced Instructional Design for Online Learning (ALEC 612)
Survey of Evaluation Strategies for Agriculture (ALEC 623)
Online Seminar: Sharing Research through Posters (ALEC 681)
Online Seminar: Professionalism and Ethics in Ag Leadership, Education, and Communications (ALEC 681)

Research Topical Area

  • Effective use of technology for instruction
  • Understanding learning styles and use of technology
  • Evaluation of the diffusion of innovations

Research Skillset

Qualitative methods (focus groups and interviews) and Survey Methods

Research Framework

Professional Interests

Technology-Enhanced Instruction across both Domestic and International Settings; eLearning Effectiveness and Efficiency; Advancement of Evaluation Skills and Competencies; Technological Change; Instructional Design

Selected Publications

Warner, L. A., & Murphrey, T.P  (2015). An examination of the use of the framework of social marketing to achieve environmental sustainability in international agricultural and extension education.  Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education,22(2). doi:10.5191/jiaee.2015.22202

Murphrey, T. P., Rutherford, T. A., Doerfert, D. L., Edgar, L. D., & Edgar, D. W. (2014). An evaluation of usability of a virtual environment for students enrolled in a college of agriculture.  Journal of Agricultural Education, 55(4), 38-52. doi: 10.5032/jae.2014.04038

Murphrey, T. P., Rutherford, T. A., Doerfert, D. L., Edgar, L. D., Edgar, D. W., & bLeggette, H. (2013). Chalkboards to virtual environments: The integration of technology into the agricultural communications classroom. Journal of Applied Communication, 97(2).

Murphrey, T. P., bSandlin, M. R., Lindner, J. R., & Dooley, K. E. (2013). Reusable learning objects: Faculty perceptions and best practices in a college of agriculture. NACTA Journal, 57(1), 47-54.

Murphrey, T. P., Rutherford, T. A., Doerfert, D. L., Edgar, L. D., & Edgar, D. W. (2012). Technology acceptance related to Second Life™, social networking, Twitter™, and content management systems: Are agricultural students ready, willing, and able? Journal of Agricultural Education, 53(3), 56-70.