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

Dayton Kinney, PhD

Coordinator of Teaching, Learning, & Academic Excellence
SH 305A

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.

Ivan Lee

Ivan Lee

Video and Senior Instructional Producer
SH 304

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 Creeach

Marli Creeach

Senior Design Specialist
Graphics and Poster Requests:  CFEgraphics@twu.edu
SH 306

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.

Maegen Fredrickson

Mae Fredrickson

Program Coordinator
SH 305

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.


Hanna Dang

Hanna Dang

Student Assistant / Graphic Design Intern

SH 306

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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