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Maryellen McClain Verdoes

Maryellen McClain Verdoes


Assistant Professor - Director of Clinical Training of the School Psychology Specialization

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Office Location: SCCE 422
IconPhone: 435-797-6373


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental disabilities (ND) (e.g., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disability); ASD/ND psychological/psychoeducational assessment and identification; culturally responsive ASD/ND assessment identification; interprofessional and interagency (school-medical) collaboration and education; training and professional issues in psychology.


I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Utah State University (USU) and a licensed psychologist in the State of Utah. I joined the USU faculty in 2016. I earned my BA (Psychology) from the College of Wooster and MSEd (Learning and Developmental Sciences) and PhD (School Psychology) from Indiana University. I completed my APA-accredited internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, Tennessee. I continued my training in Memphis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Disabilities at the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities at UTHSC. My research, clinical, and teaching interests relate to ASD/ND, particularly in the areas of assessment and identification. At USU, I direct the Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Lab. I also teach an advanced seminar on the assessment and identification of ASD and supervise school and counseling/clinical student in the advanced assessment practicum at the Integrated Assessment Clinic. In addition, I am core faculty with the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, cooking, skiing, cycling, hiking, and traveling.

I am currently accepting applications from prospective graduate students interested in the School Psychology PhD specialization. Interested students may e-mail me at