Dr. Mardis Dunham
Professor, COEHS CAC Director
320 Alexander Hall, Murray, KY 42071
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 and director of the COEHS Assessment Clinic at Murray State University, where he has been employed since 1997. He is a certified school psychologist and a KY 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.
Dr. Sean Simons
Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor
3218 Alexander Hall, Murray, KY 42071
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 the school psychology program coordinator at Murray State University, a KY licensed psychologist, a board certified behavior analyst, and a nationally certified school psychologist.