Dr. David Whaley

Last year, Murray State students studying fundraising in non-profit leadership conducted a competitive grant process designed to familiarize them with what funders look for when reviewing proposals. Students then developed grant proposals, made formal presentations of their recommendations and conducted a peer review process.

The result was the ward of a $1,000 grant from the Giving Back Fund to the Murray Art Guild. Dr. Bob Long innovated this kind of class and with his wife, Patricia Mendez-Long, has made a gift to ensure its continuation. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. David Whaley, Dean of College of Education and Human Services and Dr. Bob Long on Sounds Good.


Updated 6/20/14 10:36 a.m.

A new National Council on Teacher Quality report has found that not a single Kentucky institution meets its standards for student teaching.

NCTQ says this is the most difficult standard to meet with only 5 percent of colleges and universities satisfying the group’s requirements. 


A National Council on Teacher Equality report has caused a stir in higher education.

Murray State University’s College of Education Dean David Whaley like many teaching trainers in higher education is taking the NCTQ’s report with more than just a grain of salt. He says the group did not conduct any interviews with students or visit classrooms in their research of more than 600 institutions.

“I have to tell you NCTQ collected this information off of, it was merely a paper screening and primarily off of course syllabi,” he says. “And, you know, with course syllabi you can’t always put everything you want to do or plan to do within a course.”

Murray State

Murray State’s new College of Education Dean, David Whaley, has more than 30 years of education experience and comes  to MSU from Iowa State University where he served as associate dean of teacher education. Whaley sits down with Chad Lampe to discuss the path to MSU, an upcoming legislative committee meeting at MSU and his goals for the college.