Angela Murray

Angela Murray
  • Lecturer
  • Marketing and Business Law academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2172


Angela Murray joined the University of Kansas faculty in 2008. In addition to teaching research methods and statistics courses, she also serves as director for the KU Center for Montessori Research and as the senior researcher for the American Montessori Society.

Her research consulting experience has involved strategic research consulting, research design, statistical analysis, qualitative analysis and report writing. Clients have spanned a number of industries such as telecommunications, education, personal care, packaged goods and home improvement products.

She is experienced in a range of research methods and statistical techniques, such as ethnography, factor analysis, multiple regression and structural equation modeling.

Other professional activities
  • Founding editor for Journal of Montessori Research
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Montessori Life
  • Primary investigator for the Brady Education Foundation Montessori Research Initiative


Ph.D. in Psychology and Research in Education, Anthropology minor, University of Kansas, 2008
M.Ed. in Psychology and Research in Education, University of Kansas, 2005
MBA in Marketing, University of Texas, 1992, Arlington
B.B.A. in Marketing, University of Texas, 1990, Arlington

Selected Publications

Trainor, A., Morningstar, M., & Murray, A. (2016). Characteristics of transition planning and services for students with high-incidence disabilities [Journal Articles]. Learning Disability Quarterly, 39(2), 113–124.
Trainor, A. T., Murray, A. K., & Kim, H. J. (2016). English learners with disabilities in high school: Population characteristics, transition programs, and postschool outcomes [Journal Articles]. Remedial and Special Education, 37(3), 146–158.
Morningstar, M. E., Trainor, A. A., & Murray, A. K. (2015). Examining outcomes associated with adult life engagement for young adults with high incidence disabilities [Journal Articles]. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 43(3), 195–208.
Laski, E. V., Jor’dan, J. R., Daoust, C., & Murray, A. K. (2015). What makes mathematics manipulatives effective? Lessons from cognitive science and Montessori education [Journal Articles]. SAGE Open, 5(2).