UT Dal­las ap­points new ed­u­ca­tion dean

The Dallas Morning News - - North Texas - Deb­o­rah Fleck

Dr. Jes­sica C. Mur­phy, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of lit­er­ary stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Texas at Dal­las, was ap­pointed dean of Un­der­grad­u­ate Ed­u­ca­tion ef­fec­tive Sept. 1. She also serves as co-di­rec­tor of the Qual­ity En­hance­ment Plan, a UT Dal­las ini­tia­tive aimed at boost­ing first-year stu­dents’ en­gage­ment and aca­demic suc­cess.

A first-gen­er­a­tion col­lege stu­dent, Mur­phy re­ceived a bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Hunter Col­lege in New York. She started teach­ing at UT Dal­las in 2009 af­ter earn­ing a doc­tor­ate at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Santa Barbara.

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