After receiving B.A. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics and the Ph.D. in Computer Science, Dr. Dunham served as a professor at Southern Methodist University from August 1984 to 2013.  She also has 9 years industrial IT experience specializing in software and database administration.  Dr. Dunham is currently a Professor Emeritus at SMU and independent consultant.

As a researcher Dr. Dunham has published over 100 peer reviewed articles in various areas including Data Mining and Bioinformatics., and is the author of the book Data Mining Introductory and Advanced Topics published by Prentice-Hall which has been translated into both Greek and Chinese.  Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, and other national funding agencies and corporations.   In 1995 NSF funding supported my position as a visiting Professor at Queensland University in Australia.  In 2012, a Fulbright award funded my teaching at IIIT in Allahabad, India.


On a more personal basis, Dr. Dunham (Maggie) has been living with normal tension glaucoma for over 35 years.   She lives in Dallas with husband Jim, daughter Kristina, cat Ringo and dog Rosie.  Maggie’s older daughter, Stephanie, resides in Ohio.  Maggie’s favorite activities are swimming, skiing, reading, and traveling.