Biography

Rodney B. Murray, PhD

e-Learning executive, podcaster, pharmacologist, motorcyclist, and militant optimist.

As the Director of Online Learning at USciences Online, Dr. Murray helped launch this new division of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His team was responsible for learning management systems, instructional design, online course development, and technology training for faculty and staff.

Before joining USciences in 2008, Dr. Murray was the founding director of the Office of Academic Computing at Thomas Jefferson University. He also taught his specialty, pharmacokinetics, to sophomore medical students and graduate students in biomedical sciences at Drexel University.

He earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Temple University School of Medicine, has published in neuropharmacology, and co-authored a book on pharmacologic calculations.

Rod is an early adopter of technology, especially relating to the Internet and World Wide Web, presenting at the 2nd International WWW Conference in 1994.

He has also produced a monthly e-learning technology podcast, Rod’s Pulse Podcast, for over 15 years, which is syndicated on Inside Higher Ed