Murley named Assistant Dean for Educational Informatics

Jerry Murley, MEd, was named assistant dean for Educational Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. In his new role, he is responsible for operationalizing new educational informatics ideas, serving as the School’s representative to technology support groups at Vanderbilt and helping solve educational challenges through technology.

“Much of the School’s technological advancements and success are due to Jerry’s tenacity and persistence,” said Betsy Weiner, PhD, RN, senior associate dean of Informatics. “He never forgets that technology is meant to help students enrich their education.”

Murley has been a member of the School of Nursing faculty for nearly 20 years, involved in many of the School’s technological advancements and learning innovations. He joined VUSN as director of the Helene Fuld Instructional Media Center in 1994.

Working with a talented support team, he has helped advance the distance learning efforts, database management, and Web-based testing, evaluation and communications systems at the school. He has managed a team of Web programmers and videographers who have delivered instructional content to enrolled students on a daily basis since 1996. His video team recently developed one of Vanderbilt University’s pilot Coursera courses.