Neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disorders), school-based psychological and psychoeducational assessment, culturally and linguistically diverse students, training and professional issues in school psychology.
Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD, NCSP, LP, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Utah State University (USU). She is a nationally certified school psychologist and a licensed psychologist in the state of Utah. Dr. McClain Verdoes earned her BA in psychology from the College of Wooster and her MSEd in learning and developmental Sciences and PhD in school psychology from Indiana University. She completed her APA-accredited internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, Tennessee. She continued her training in Memphis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental disabilities at the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities at UTHSC. Dr. McClain Verdoes joined the Psychology Department at USU in 2016 and is faculty in the nationally accredited MS/EdS School Psychology program and PhD school psychology program. Her research interests are in the areas of autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, school-based assessment, issues pertaining to culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and training issues in school psychology. At USU, Dr. McClain Verdoes teaches psychoeducational assessment and school-based academic and behavioral interventions. She is also core faculty as part of the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND). In her free time, Dr. McClain Verdoes enjoys spending time with her husband, cycling, yoga, skiing, traveling, and cooking.
Dr. McClain Verdoes is currently accepting applications from prospective graduate students interested in the School Psychology PhD and EdS Programs.