Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD, NCSP

Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD, NCSP, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Utah State University (USU) and director of the School Psychology Research Lab. Dr. McClain Verdoes earned her BA in psychology from the College of Wooster and her PhD in school psychology from Indiana University. She completed her 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 on the program faculty of the nationally accredited MS/EdS School Psychology program. Her research interests are in the area of autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, psychological and psychoeducational assessment, culturally and linguistically diverse students, and training and professional issues in school psychology. 

At USU, Dr. McClain Verdoes teaches psychoeducational assessment and advanced assessment of autism spectrum disorder.  She is also core faculty as part of the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND). 

Outside of her professional work, Dr. McClain Verdoes enjoys spending time with her husband, skiing, yoga, photography, and cooking.