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Maggi Murdock|Office of Academic Affairs

Professor Maggi Murdock,
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Maggi MurdockMaggi Murdock joined the University of Wyoming faculty in 1975 in the Department of Political Science. After two years on the UW-Laramie campus, Maggi moved to the University's Casper program, where she served on the UW faculty, teaching both Political Science and Criminal Justice courses, from 1977 to 2000. She was a visiting faculty member at Gustavus Adolphus College (Minnesota) in 1997. In 1990 Maggi was appointed as dean of the University of Wyoming Casper College Center (UWCC) and served in that position until 2000. In 2001 she began serving as associate vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the Outreach School in 2013.  She was appointed interim vice president for Academic Affairs in December 2013.

Maggi received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Political Science from Tufts University and her B.A. degree in Political Science from Creighton University. Her research interests have included childhood political socialization, judicial retention, Native American politics, and distance education. She teaches courses in public law, political violence, and criminal justice. Maggi has taught on the Laramie campus, the UW-Casper campus, and statewide through a variety of distance technologies.

Maggi is the recipient of the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award and the George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award. She and her husband, Nick, live in both Laramie and Casper, and have two grown children and three grandchildren.

Maggi abroad

Maggi (left) with Outreach School colleagues in Red Square in Moscow, June 2007, prior to travel to Saratov State University for collaborative work with distance educators at SSU.

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