Who We Are
Lynda Murphy, EdD
Interim Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Director, Center for Development, Design, and Delivery
Lynda was hired by the TWU Graduate School in 1993. Before that, she worked for 10 years at Navarro College in student services and served as an adjunct instructor in their fine arts program. Currently, she coordinates TWU’s distance education activities.
Dayton Kinney, PhD
Coordinator of Teaching, Learning, & Academic Excellence
As the Coordinator of Teaching, Learning, & Academic Excellence at the Center for Faculty Excellence, Dr. Dayton Kinney leads and supports individual and team consultations with TWU faculty, instructors, staff, and administrators on issues related to teaching and learning, scholarship, assessment, student retention, integrating educational technology, and innovative approaches to academic engagement both within and beyond the classroom. Beyond her passion for pedagogy, Dr. Kinney is also a renowned composer, whose award-winning works have been performed nationally and internationally by highly sought-after performers. Her music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, and SoundCloud. She also enjoys video games, travel, food, and spending time with her husband and two cats.
Video and Senior Instructional Producer
In 1992 Ivan came to Denton from Hong Kong to continue his college education after a 13-year TV career as a professional camera/lighting/sound operator at Radio Television Hong Kong. In 1997 he graduated with a M.A. from UNT and started with TWU as a media production specialist. Ivan also taught a basic TV production course at UNT as an adjunct faculty from 1997- 2012. He also serves as an Elder in Denton Chinese Church and plays the acoustic guitar in his leisure time.
Marli serves the Center for Faculty Excellence by providing graphic design services for Academic Affairs, as well as, large format printing production for the university. She is a certified graphic designer and business owner. She and her husband reside in Sanger with their three children, two dogs and a cat. She loves to cook, laugh, and, in her not-so-spare time, binge-watch a good TV series.
Mae’s role at the Center for Faculty Excellence involves event planning, logistical support, financial duties, and general administrative support to the Interim Director, Dr. Lynda Murphy. She earned her BA in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2022 and is a current MBA student here at Texas Woman’s University. Outside of her day job, Mae enjoys writing poetry, a good cup of earl grey tea, and spending time with her friends and family.
Student Assistant / Graphic Design Intern
Hanna is the Graphic Design Student Assistant for the Center for Faculty Excellence. She is currently an undergraduate Graphic Design student here at TWU, set to graduate in Fall 2024. In her free time, she enjoys playing horror games, watching Studio Ghibli films, and reading to her heart’s content.
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