Joe Murray has served as the Director of Academic Advising and Retention Services at Miami University’s Hamilton Campus since 1992. He earned both a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management degrees from Purdue University. He has helped to develop and refine the Appreciative Advising Inventory and been part of a national taskforce aimed at advancing the concept of Appreciative Advising. It is an innovative six-phase advising philosophy focused on making the most of students’ strengths and partnering with students to develop a co-created plan to accomplish their goals and dreams.
Joe works tirelessly to help students that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. He serves as the Co-Chair of the First-Generation College Student Interest Group for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA ).
Peter R Schoepflin parent, resource parent, trainer, advocate, OFFCMH chair
Married to my amazing wife Angela for 37 years. Raising 9 children; 8 biological and 1 adopted.
Began in Foster Care in 1977 working for a Foster Group Home for Juvenile youth. Worked part time for the county Juvenile Detention Center. 1980 We went through the licensing process to become foster parents. 1982 went to work at the county MRDD Adult Workshop and then moved to the Ohio State Institution for a short time. Over the years our fostering ranged from youth to infants and newborns; specializing in medically fragile and developmental disabilities. 1998 Our son Jordan (age 12) came into our lives as a new born and we adopted him 3 years later. He is a special needs child, who has a MRDD diagnosis. Became a certified trainer in Ohio of the mandatory Pre-Service Curriculum for families considering fostering /adoption. Presently, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Federation for Children’s Mental Health. (www.ohiofederation.org ). In 2009 my wife and I were honored to receive a congressional “Angels in Adoption “ award from the CCAI in Washington, DC. for our years of service working with Foster, Adopt and Kinship families and children in Ohio.
The students follow through on their plans. The advisor is there for them when they stumble, believing in them every step of the way and helping them continue to update and refine their dreams as they go.
The advisor challenges the student to proactively raise the student’s internal bar of self- expectations
APPRECIATIVE ADVISING PHASES
Bloom, J. L., Hutson, B. L., & He, Y. (2008). The a ppreciative advising revolution . Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing.
“ Others believe there are many ways to succeed. They believe it is not better to be Picasso than to be Rembrandt, to be Mozart rather than Beethoven….We each have something unique to offer. To develop it, to offer it clearly, fully, and powerfully—is to succeed. Beethoven did not fail to become another Mozart; he succeeded at becoming Beethoven. Seen this way, success comes from developing your uniqueness. It is rare but not scarce. Every one, potentially, can succeed” (Lipman, 1994, p. 29-30).
Lipman, D. (1995). The storytelling coach: How to listen, praise and bring out people ’ s best . Little Rock, AR: August House, Inc.