Dr. Joddy Murray named ACE Fellow for 2014-2015

Dr. Murray is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies at TCU.

Dr. Murray is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies at TCU.


Dr. Joddy Murray, Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies at TCU, is one of 31 college faculty and administrators invited to become an ACE Fellow by The American Council on Education. Today’s announcement notes that he is in the 2014-2015 Emerging Leaders Group.

This award is based on thorough consideration of Dr. Murray’s academic credentials and potential for administrative leadership, the recommendations of professional colleagues, the judgment of interviewing teams of senior administrators, and overall qualifications as measured against the standards of the Program.

The ACE Fellows Program is the nation’s premier higher education leadership development program preparing senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities. Since 1965, more than 1,800 vice presidents, deans, department chairs, faculty and other emerging leaders have participated. More than 300 of those have gone on to serve as chief executive officers at more than 350 institutions.

The Program condenses years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year by enabling participants to immerse themselves in the culture, policies and decision-making processes of another institution.

Dr. Murray will receive notice of his assigned institution within the next several weeks.

A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he received master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Texas State University and a Ph.D. degree from Syracuse University. He was Director of the Writing Center at Washington State University before coming to TCU as Director of Undergraduate Studies in 2008.