WidenerMurray Widener, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Phone: 706-685-5741
Fax: 706-689-4707


2005 Doctor of Public Administration, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

1999 Masters in Public Administration- emphasis in Justice Administration, Columbus State University.

1989 Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, Columbus State University


Certified in the Blackboard teaching platform
Trained in the use of Tegrity online teaching systems
Employed 11 years by a CALEA accredited law enforcement agency Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Certified instructor
P.O.S.T. certified Firearms Instructor
P.O.S.T. certified Peace Officer


April 2006 – present….. Troy University- Assistant Professor
October 2002- April 2006…. Troy University- Lecturer


  • Moderator - Teaching Public Administration Conference 2005
  • Presented at Teaching Public Administration Conference 2007, Harrisburg, Penn – Remote Proctor
  • Presented at the Public Policy Conference San-Destin Fl 2008, Immigration Policy Evaluation
  • Article- “I’ve Got My Virtual Eye on You”, Contemporary Issues in Education Research, The Clute Institute for Academic Research – First Quarter 2009 V2, No 1, page 31 – co-Author
  • Presented at the Teaching Public Administration Conference 2010, Grand Rapids Michigan – Service Learning online
  • Article - Extreme E-Service Learning (XE-SL):  E-Service Learning in the 100% Online Course, Journal of Online Teaching, Vol. 6, No. 4, December 2010, Co-Author
  • Accepted for publication – Summer 2011, Serving Up Justice: Fusing Service-Learning and Social Equity in the Public Administration Classroom, Journal of Public Affairs Education, co-author

While I enjoy teaching my personal hobbies include anything that I can do outside…. Fishing, camping, hunting, exploring. “The only truth is found in the beauty and innocent ferocity of the natural world.”…. MCW

Last Updated: 11/08/2012

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