Note: Dr. Dunn is considering graduate student applicants as a major advisor for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Florida

Dr. Dunn joined UCF in 1996 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Alcohol and Substance Use Research Institute at the University of South Florida. He worked for several years at the Addictive Behavior Research Center while completing a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Washington. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1995 at the University of South Florida. Dr. Dunn’s research interests include the development of alcohol and substance use in children, development of prevention programs for children and college students, and cognitive processes related to alcohol and substance use, eating behavior, and body image. Dr. Dunn is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Florida (PY5502) and has served as a consultant to school systems, foundations, universities, and attorneys on alcohol and substance use issues in addition to his academic position at UCF. Dr. Dunn established the Substance Use Research Group (SURG) at UCF to facilitate research, teaching, and community service related to alcohol and drug use. Dr. Dunn is always looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students to join his active research group.


  • Alfonso, J., & Dunn, M. E. (2007). Differences in marijuana expectancies of adolescents in relation to marijuana use. Substance Use and Misuse, 42, 1009-1025.
  • Cruz, I. Y., Dunn, M. E. (2003). Lowering risk for early alcohol use by challenging alcohol expectancies in elementary children. Journal of Consulting and Clinical psychology, 71(3), 493-503.
  • Dunn, M. E., & Earleywine, M. (2001). Activation of alcohol expectancies in memory in relation to limb of the blood alcohol curve. (2001). Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 15(1), 18-24.
  • Dunn, M. E., Lau, H. C., Cruz, I. Y. (2000). Changes in activation of alcohol expectancies in memory in relation to changes in alcohol use after participation in an expectancy challenge program. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 8(4), 566-575.
  • Linkovich-Kyle, T. L., & Dunn, M. E. (2001). Consumption-related differences in the organizational and activation of marijuana expectancies in memory. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 9(3), 334-342.