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Karee Dunn, PhD

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator


Dunn is a native Tennesseean, originally from Memphis. She earned her PhD in educational psychology from the University of Memphis in 2008. In fall 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 fall 2014.

She has two daughters, two step-daughters, a step-son, two dogs, and two cats. 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!


  • 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 & attributional beliefs

Data Driven Decision-Making Efficacy & Anxiety (3DMEA) Inventory

In 2013, Dunn and her colleagues, Airola, Garrison, and Lo, published the 3DMEA in Contemporary Educational Psychology. The 3DMEA Inventory assesses respondents' sense of efficacy for and degree of anxiety related to engaging in classroom level data driven decision-making. This self-report measure has been validated for use with inservice, preservice, and teacher educators. This Google Drive file provides a copy of the inventory items, instructions, and permission for using the measure from the authors. If you have any further questions, please contact Dunn via email at


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

  • 514 Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Blvd.
  • Phone: 865-974-2410
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