Dr. Angela Murray

  • Director of CLARA
  • Associate Research Professor

Contact Info



Angela Murray, PhD, is an associate research professor and graduate lecturer at the University of Kansas (KU), teaching courses in research methods and statistics.  She is the director of the KU Center for Learner Agency Research and Action (CLARA), founding chair of the AERA Montessori Special Interest Group, founding editor of the Journal of Montessori Research. and lead editor for the Bloomsbury Handbook of Montessori Education. Dr. Murray earned her doctorate from KU in psychology and research in education, with a minor in cultural anthropology and was awarded honors for her dissertation, “Public Perceptions of Montessori Education.” She has published extensively on Montessori education and has presented on learner agency fostering pedagogies at numerous national and international conferences. 


Research interests:

  • Montessori Leadership