Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Dana Byrd,Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., University of Florida, 2004;
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University, 2006

Before TAMUK:

Postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia Medical/New York Psychiatric Institute in New York City. Vice Chair of University of Florida Behavioral Institutional Review Board.Doctoral degree in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience from University of Florida. Graduate certificate in psychophysiological physiological methodology from University of Florida. Masters of Science in Developmental Cognitive Psychophysiology from University of Florida. Bachelors of Science in Psychology from New College of Florida, the honors college of Florida.


Has published articles in:

- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences       
- Developmental Science
- Brain and Cognition                                                            
- Neuropsychologia
- Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging                         
- Clinical Perinatoloogy
- Journal of Cognition and Development                            
- Biological Psychology
- Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology            
- Child Language Teaching and Therapy

Has contributed chapters to books on cognitive neuropsychology and developmental cognitive psychophysiology.

Research interests:

-Higher-level cognitive processes, physiological (heart rate and brain wave) measurements of higher-level cognitive processes, advantages in higher-level cognitive processes in Spanish-English bilingual individuals, development of higher-level cognitive processes, and techniques for online teaching of science.

Courses taught at TAMUK:

-Experimental Psychology (Face to Face and Online)           
- History of Psychology (Face to Face and Online)
- Introductory Psychology (Honors and General)
- Graduate Research Methods

Family Information:

Dr. Byrd and her partner Mickel, who is a software engineer at TAMUCC, enjoy time with Mikel’s four children and their Cbow-Shepard mix dog, Portia. Dr. Byrd spends her summers at TAMUK mentoring undergraduate research projects through the McNair program for academically strong minority and first-generation students, Presidential Scholars program for academically high-achieving students, and Honors program through the Honors College.

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Contact Information

Texas A&M University – Kingsville
700 University Blvd, MSC 177
Kingsville, TX 78363-8202
Manning 206
Voice: 361.593.2694
Email: dana.byrd@tamuk.edu

This page was last updated on: August 19, 2015