Program Faculty

photo of Marty Dunham
Dr. Marty Dunham
Program Coordinator and Professor
320 Alexander Hall
270-809-6466
mdunham@murraystate.edu

After earning bachelor's, master's, and specialist in school psychology degrees from Northeast Louisiana University, Mardis “Marty” Dunham worked for several years as a school psychologist before enrolling at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he graduated in 1996 with a Ph.D. in school psychology. He is currently a professor, coordinator of the COEHS assessment clinic, and the coordinator of the school psychology program at Murray State University, where he has been employed since 1997.  He is a certified school psychologist and a licensed psychologist and works with local schools, family court, and the department of vocational rehabilitation, where he consults and provides evaluation services.  He served on the GED disabilities advisory board in Washington, D.C., for many years and is an accommodation application reviewer for Pearson.  He is the associate editor for Psychology in the Schools and regularly conducts and publishes research in school psychology, education, and rehabilitation journals.

Sean Simons
Dr. Sean Simons
Assistant Professor
3218 Alexander Hall, Murray, KY 42071
270-809-2593
ssimons2@murraystate.edu

Dr. Sean Simons holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harding University as well as a master’s and doctoral degree in school psychology from Oklahoma State University. He has worked in several specialty settings including outpatient assessment, pediatric clinics for children with prenatal substance exposure, and the Marcus Autism Center as an intensive behavioral therapist. His areas of specialization include the diagnostic assessment and treatment of problems associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, applied behavior analysis, implementation of response-to-intervention models in schools, and behavioral consultation. He is currently an assistant professor in the school psychology program at Murray State University, a post-doctoral fellow in the COECAC, and a nationally certified school psychologist.