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Merrily S. Dunn

  • Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services (School Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision, College Student Affairs Administration)

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Office Location

413C Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • student development theory
  • identity development theory
  • campus environments and ecology

Research Interests

  • college student identity development
  • college students and poverty
  • parents of college students

Programs of Study


Program Coordinator for School Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision, Ph.D. (Student Affairs Administration). Programs of study to include: College Student Affairs Administration, M.Ed.; Student Affairs Leadership, Ed.D. (Griffin)


Degree Concentration Institution Year
B.A. Political Science University of Nebraska 1980
M.S. Higher Education Administration Iowa State University 1982
Ph.D. Higher Education Administration The Ohio State University 1993

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2009 Annuit Coeptis, Senior Professional Award ACPA (College Student Educators International)
2007 Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs Through Teaching Award NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Region III
2006 Research and Publication Award Association of College and University Housing Officers - International
2005 Collaborative Teamwork Award Creswell Hall Learning Communiities, March Division of Student Affairs, UGA
2003 Melvene Draheim Hardee Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Affairs Southern Association for College Student Affairs