Dr. Robin Murray receives 2022 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

ST. LOUIS – Dr. Robin Murray, associate dean of the School of Nursing and assistant professor of nursing, is a 2022 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. 

Emerson, headquartered in St. Louis, recognizes area educators who exemplify excellence in their field. Now in its 33rd year, the program is one of the St. Louis region’s most recognized teacher appreciation platforms. 

“I am truly honored to receive this award,” said Murray, who has taught at the University since 2017. “I am blessed to work in the School of Nursing at MBU. Through my work as a nurse educator, alongside my amazing colleagues, we help guide and form future nurses, giving them the tools to not only provide excellent patient care but also navigate the healthcare landscape in these tumultuous times,” said Murray.  

Lauded by students as an educator who blends academic rigor, practical experience and passionate storytelling, Murray draws from her personal experience as a nurse in her service-oriented teaching.  

“Dr. Murray is a skilled classroom communicator and leads the School of Nursing in active learning techniques, utilizing podcasts as preparation for classroom time and helping students apply learned concepts through engaging activities. Not only is her teaching cutting-edge and evidence-based, but she teaches to inspire the next generation of nurses,” said Dean of the MBU School of Nursing and Associate Professor of Nursing Dr. Amber Pyatt. 

Missouri Baptist University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Andy Chambers added, “Dr. Murray is highly respected by her students not only for her outstanding teaching, but also for the way she invests personally in mentoring and preparing her students to be excellent nurses when they graduate.” 

Murray holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Educational Leadership from American Sentinel University and an MSN from Webster University. She earned her BSN from Indiana University.  

Missouri Baptist University’s School of Nursing prepares students spiritually, intellectually and professionally through a foundation of liberal arts education. The MBU School of Nursing offers an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (ABSN), the BSN and the MSN.