Dr. Murdoch is assistant dean of Reading Science in the School of Education. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Cincinnati with an emphasis in early literacy.
Professor Murdoch worked for six years in Cincinnati Public Schools as the director of a number of different literacy grants aimed at bringing research-based practices in instruction, intervention, family education, and assessment to children living in poverty. She has also worked as an education consultant at the Special Education Regional Resource Center. In this role, she worked with school districts to help them implement research-based reading practices within a Response to Intervention model.
Dr. Murdoch has presented and published her work at local and national conferences and publications.