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Merliee McCurdy

Merilee McCurdy, PhD

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, Associate Department Head

Biography

Merilee McCurdy began at the University of Tennessee in 2014 and serves as the Coordinator of the School Psychology program. For 14 years, she was on the faculty at the University of Nebraska in the School Psychology program. McCurdy’s research is focused on helping students become better writers and she develops and evaluates classroom interventions that can be used by teachers. McCurdy enjoys spending time with family, reading, and cheering on her college sports teams (of which there are many).


Research

  • Interventions to Improve Student Writing Performance
  • Assessment of Student Writing
  • Student Motivation for Writing

Education

  • PhD, School Psychology, Mississippi State University, 2002
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Publications

Cazzell, S., Skinner, C., Ciancio, D., Aspiranti, K., Watson, T., McCurdy, M., & Skinner, A. (2017). Evaluating a computer flashcard reading intervention with self-determined response intervals in elementary school students with intellectual disability. School Psychology Review.  

Cazzell, S., Taylor, K., McCurdy, M., Skinner, A., Beeson, T. Skinner, C., Ciancio, D., & Cihak, D. (2017).  Evaluating a computer flashcard reading intervention with self-determined response intervals in a post-secondary student with intellectual disability. Journal of Applied Research and Intellectual Disability.

Cazzell, S. S., Browarnik, B. L., Skinner, A. L., Cihak, D. F., Skinner, C. H., Coleman, M. B., McCurdy, M., & Forbes, B. E. (2016). Extending research on a computer-based flashcard reading intervention to post-secondary students with intellectual disabilities. Submitted to School Psychology Forum.

Black, M. P., Skinner, C. H., Forbes, B. E., McCurdy, M., Coleman, M. B., Davis, K., & Gettelfinger, M. (2016). Cumulative instructional time and relative effectiveness conclusions: Extending research on response intervals, learning, and measurement scale. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 58-62.

McCurdy, M., Clure, L., Bleck, A., & Schmitz, S. (2016). Identifying effective spelling intervention using a brief experimental analysis and extended analysis. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 32, 46-65.

McCurdy, M., Holtz, J., & Roehling, J. (2016). Evidence-based Interventions for Written Language Disorders in Children and Adolescents. In L. Theodore (Ed.), Handbook of applied interventions for children and adolescents.

Holtz, J. W., McCurdy, M., & Roehling, J. V. (2015). Examining core curricula in writing for grades 3-5. Research in the Schools.


Presentations

Hart, L. A., Chwat, C., Krider, S., Igancio, P., VanMaaren, V., & McCurdy, M. (2016, August). Performance feedback as a single-subject intervention to improve writing production in students. Poster session to be presented at the APA Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado.

Turnbull, S., Taylor, K., Skinner, C., McCurdy, M., Skinner, A., Ciancio, D., Beeson, T., Cihak, D. (2016, May). Evaluating a computer flashcard reading intervention with self- determined response intervals in a post-secondary student with intellectual disability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Applied Behavioral Analysis International, Chicago.

Cazzell, S., Taylor, K., Skinner, C., McCurdy, M., Skinner, A., Ciancio, D., Beeson, T., & Cihak, D. (2016, February). Evaluating a computer flashcard reading intervention with self-determined response intervals in a post-secondary student with Intellectual Disability. Poster presented at the University of Tennessee Gallery of Excellence, Knoxville TN.

Hart, L. A., Chwat, C., Igancio, P., VanMaaren, V., & McCurdy, M. (2016, February). Computer-mediated performance feedback in student writing. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

White, A.S., McCurdy, M., Clure, L.F., & Holtz, J. (2015, February). Writing CBM: Psychometric Properties of an Accurate-Production Variable. Poster to be presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Holtz, J., McCurdy, M., & White, D. (2015, February). Administering a Second Prompt in Curriculum-Based Measurements in Writing. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

Merliee McCurdy

Contact Information

  • 520 Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Blvd.
  • Phone: 865-974-8144
  • E-mail: mccurdy2@utk.edu

Educational Psychology & Counseling Department
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

535 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452
Phone: 865-974-8145 Fax: 865-974-0135