Saint Louis University

Teri A. Murray, Dean, School of Nursing

PhD, APHN-BC, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor

 Saint Louis University
 School of Nursing
 3525 Caroline Mall
 St. Louis, MO 63104-1099
 United States

 office: (314) 977-8909
 fax: (314) 977-8949



Administration: Dr. Murray is Dean of the School of Nursing.

Teaching: Dr. Murray has several years of experience teaching in academic nursing education. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of nursing education.

Practice: Dr. Murray's area of clinical expertise is in Community Health Nursing. She worked as a public health and home health nurse. She served on the state of Missouri's Minority Health Advisory Committee which designs, implements, and evaluates community-driven strategies to eliminate health disparities in disadvantaged populations.

Research & Scholarly Activities: Dr. Murray's program of scholarship focuses on the influence of the various innovative educational pedagogies used to promote student learning facilitate transition to the practice arena, and provide safe, patient-centered, evidence-based care, such that the health status of individuals, families, communities, and populations is improved. As a public health nurse, she advocates for accessible, quality, and affordable health care for disadvantaged groups to eliminate healthcare disparities and inequities. Her research & policy interests are focused on the social determinants of health, population health, and the interplay between social environment and health outcomes to achieve individual and community level health equity.


  • Certificate, Harvard University, School of Graduate Education, Management and Leadership Institute. 
  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, Saint Louis University 
  • MSN, Community Health Nursing, Saint Louis University 
  • MEd, Community and Adult Education, University of Missouri-Saint Louis 
  • BSN, Saint Louis University School of Nursing


  • Advance Public Health Nurse - Board Certified

Select Publications: (Refereed)

  • Murray, T. A., Palmer, J., Wunderlich, R., Giancola, J.M., & Shaw, J. (2014). An academic-service partnership to promote and support RNs return to school, Journal of Nursing Education, 53(5), 291-294.
  • Murray, T.A. (2013). Orthodoxy and innovation: Next practices for nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(12), 667-669.
  • Murray, T.A. (2013). Innovations in nursing education: The state of the art. Journal of Nursing Regulation,3(4), 25-31.
  • Murray, T. A. & James, D. C. (2012). Evaluation of an academic partnership using a strategic alliance framework, Nursing Outlook, 60(4),e17-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook2011.10.004.
  • Murray, T. A., MacIntyre, R.C., & Teel, C. S. (2011). An analysis of partnership performance: The St. Johns Mercy Medical Center-Saint Louis University School of Nursing Dedicated Education Unit Project, Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(6), e58 - 63. DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2011.08.005.
  • Murray, T.A., Crain, C., Meyer, G., McDonough, M.E., & Schweiss, D. (2010). Building bridges: An innovative academic service partnership, Nursing Outlook, 58(5), 252-260.
  • Murray, T.A., Schappe, A., Kreienkamp, D.E., Loyd, V., & Buck, E.A. (2010). A community-wide academic-service partnership to expand faculty and student capacity. Journal of Nursing Education,49(5), 295-300.
  • MacIntyre, R.C., Murray, T.A., Teel, C.S. & Karshmer, J.F. (2009). Five recommendations for prelicensure clinical nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(8), 447-453.

Dr. Murray was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council for Nurse Education and Practice by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. The National Advisory Council advises the Secretary and Congress on matters related to workforce development for nursing education and congress. She is a former member of the Missouri State Board of Nursing where she served as president, chaired the task force to establish the Minimum Standards for Nursing Education in the state of Missouri, and served as the Missouri delegate to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. As a delegate, Dr. Murray was involved in the examination, formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policy for nursing education and practice in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five United States territories. In addition, Dr. Murray served on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) task force to establish the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education used by 700+ nursing education programs, served as AACN Board Member-at-large and Chaired the AACN Government Affairs Committee. She currently serves as Board Treasurer for AACN. Other noteworthy appointments include serving on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) National Advisory Council for New Careers in Nursing Program which offers scholarships to recruit students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds and the RWJF Doctoral Advancement in Nursing Committee. Dr. Murray serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nursing Education and is a reviewer for several professional nursing journals. Dr. Murray is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing, RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows, and the Salute to Excellence Healthcare Award for Stellar Performance. Dr. Murray has presented nationally, published in journals and textbooks and has demonstrated success in external funding. Dr. Murray is a member of American Nurses Association, Missouri Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Midwest Nursing Research Society.


  • PI: Financial Aid Scholarships for Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Helene Fuld Health Trust, $600,000.
  • PI: USDHHS, HRSA Nursing Workforce Grant, $897,427.
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