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    COE Selects Dr. Mardis "Marty" Dunham as Award Recipient

    The Murray State University College of Education is pleased to announce the 2011 recipient of the “Dr. Charles and Marlene Johnson Outstanding Education Award” for service to Murray State University, its students, and the region. Dr. Marty Dunham, Professor in the Department of Educational Studies, Leadership, and Counseling was chosen for his outstanding service and teaching to the university, its students and the region.

    Dunham earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a Professor and Coordinator of the College of Education School Psychology Program. Dr. Dunham is also a Kentucky Licensed Psychologist and consultant for the Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. He is the current Kentucky Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists, an associate editor for Psychology in the Schools and Executive Council member of the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools. He has been a certified school psychologist for over 20 years and has worked in a number of public schools in Louisiana and Missouri. Dr. Dunham’s award was presented on June 10, 2011 at the 25th Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture held in Alexander Hall.

    The “Dr. Charles and Marlene Johnson Outstanding Education Award” was established in 2010 by Dr. Charles (’56) and Marlene (’57) Johnson and is awarded annually. This award provides recipients with monetary support for professional faculty development, conferences and travel, obtaining research materials, or other projects deemed appropriate by the College of Education Dean. Dr. Johnson is a retired superintendent of schools of Livingston County, Michigan, and Marlene is a retired music teacher and guidance counselor. The Johnsons, of Carrier Mills, Ill., share a great appreciation for the dedication of teachers and have a desire to support professors who go above and beyond the call of duty for their students, the university and community.