Educational Psychology & Counseling Department

Karee Dunn, PhD


514 Bailey Education Complex
1126 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452


Dunn is a native Tennesseean, originally from Memphis. She earned her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Memphis in 2008. In the fall of 2008, she joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas; in 2013, she was promoted to Associate Professor. However, she jumped at the chance to join the faculty at the University of Tennessee in the fall of 2014. She has two daughters and a dog. She is an avid football and basketball fan, and looks forward to a time in her life when there will be time for more hobbies!

Associate Professor

School Psychology

Educational Psychology – Applied Educational Psychology


  • PhD, Educational Psychology & Research, University of Memphis, 2008
  • MS, Educational Psychology, University of Memphis, 2004
  • BA, Psychology, University of Louisiana, 2001

Curriculum Vita

Research Interests

  • Process of change related to teacher adoption of new innovations; specifically, teacher adoption of data driven decision-making
  • Student self-regulation including efficacy, goal orientation, learning strategy use, procrastination, and attributional beliefs

Recent Publications

Dunn, K. E. (2014). Why Wait? The Influence of academic self-regulation, intrinsic motivation, and statistics anxiety on procrastination in online statistics. Innovative Higher Education, 39(1), 33-44.

Dunn, K. E., Airola, D. T., & Garrison, M. (2014). Concerns, knowledge, and efficacy: An application of the Teacher Change Model to data driven decision-making professional development. Creative Education, 10, 673-682.

Dunn, K. E., Rakes, G. C., & Rakes, T. A. (2014). Help-seeking at a distance: The influence of academic self-regulation, critical thinking, and age on online students’ academic help-seeking. Distance Education, 35, 75-89.

Dunn, K. E. (2014). Insight into error-hiding: An exploration of nursing students’ achievement goal orientations. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(2), 93-96.

Recent Presentations

Dunn, K. E., & Lo, W. J. (2014, August). Validating Zimmerman’s model of self-regulated learning: Phases one and two. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention; Washington, D.C.

Dunn, K. E., Rakes, G. C., & Rakes, T. A. (2014, April). The influence of perfectionism and achievement goal orientation on procrastination in online graduate students. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference; Philadelphia, PA.

Rakes, G. C., Dunn, K. E., & Rakes, T. A. (2014, March). Concerns towards teaching online among K-12 teachers. Paper presented at the Twenty-fifth Annual International Conference for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education; Jacksonville, FL.

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