Diane Byrd, Ph.D.

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Psychology (Traditional or Online)
  • byrdd@fvsu.edu
  • 478-825-6082
  • Office Location: Bond 232

DR. DIANE BYRD

Curriculum Vita

 

EARNED DEGREES

PhD, Psychology
2002-2006; GPA: 3.8
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Department of Psychology, Life-Span Developmental Program
Dissertation title: African Americans and research participation: A developmental perspective

M.S., Psychology
1998 – 2001; GPA: 3.8
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Department of Psychology, Life-Span Developmental Program
Thesis title: African American women and self-esteem: A developmental perspective

Clinical Track
1997-1998; GPA:4.0
Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia

B.A., Major: Psychology,
1995-1997; GPA: 3.65
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia

A.A., Major: Psychology
1991-1994; GPA: 3.75
Macon State College, Macon, Georgia

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

(Teaching and K-12 and Higher Education Administrative Experience)

Teaching Experience

  • Spring Semester 1999, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Teaching Assistant
  • Fall Semester 1999, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Teaching Assistant
  • Spring Semester 2000, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Teaching Assistant
  • Fall Semester 2000, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Teaching Assistant
  • Spring Semester 2001, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Teaching Assistant
  • Spring Semester 2002, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Teaching Assistant
  • Fall Semester 2003, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Teaching Assistant
  • Spring Semester 2004, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Fall Semester 2004, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Spring Semester 2005, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Fall Semester 2005, University of Georgia (Athens, GA)- Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Spring Semester 2006, University of Georgia (Athens, Ga)- Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Summer Semester 2006, University of Georgia (Gwinnett, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Fall Semester 2006, University of Georgia (Gwinnett, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty:
  • Spring Semester 2007, University of Georgia (Gwinnett, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Spring Semester 2007, University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Summer Semester 2007, University of Georgia (Gwinnett, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Summer Semester 2007, University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Fall Semester 2007, University of Georgia (Gwinnett, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Fall Semester 2007, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Fall Semester 2007, University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Spring Semester 2008, University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.)– Adjunct Faculty
  • Spring Semester 2008, University of Georgia (Gwinnett, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Spring Semester 2008, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Summer Semester 2008, University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Summer Quarter 2008, Central Georgia Technical College- (Macon, Ga.) Adjunct Faculty
  • Fall Semester 2008, University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Fall Quarter 2008, Central Georgia Technical College (Macon, Ga)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Spring Semester 2009, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Spring Semester 2009, University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Spring Quarter 2009, Central Georgia Technical College (Macon, Ga.)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Fall Semester 2009, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2010, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Summer Semester 2010, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga)- Adjunct Faculty
  • Fall Semester 2010, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2011, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Summer Semester 2011, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Fall Semester 2011, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2012, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Summer Semester 2012, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Fall Semester 2012, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2013, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2014, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2014, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga)- Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
  • Fall Semester 2014, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Fall Semester 2014, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga)- Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2015, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2015, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga)- Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
  • Fall Semester 2015, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Fall Semester 2015, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga)- Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
  • Fall Semester 2016, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Fall Semester 2016, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga)- Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2016, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2016, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga)- Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2017, Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga)- Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Spring Semester 2017, University of Georgia (Griffin, Ga)- Part time Instructor of Psychology

COURSES TAUGHT

1999-2003

Teaching Assistant- Psychology of Adjustment (University of Georgia, Athens)

Teaching Assistant- Introduction to Psychology (University of Georgia, Athens)

Teaching Assistant- Research Methods in Psychology (University of Georgia, Athens)

Teaching Assistant- Developmental Psychology (University of Georgia, Athens)

2003-2006

Graduate Teaching Assistant- Research Methods in Psychology (University of Georgia, Athens)

2006-2017

Adjunct/Part-time Instructor of Psychology

  • Health Psychology (University of Georgia, Griffin & Gwinnett campus)
  • Psychology of Aging (University of Georgia, Griffin & Gwinnett campus)
  • Psychology of Prejudice (University of Georgia, Griffin & Gwinnett
  • campus)
  • Research Methods & Statistics (University of Georgia, Gwinnett and Griffin campus)
  • Health Psychology, (online, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia)
  • Introductory Psychology (Central Georgia Technical College, Macon
  • campus)

2009-2017

Assistant Professor of Psychology (Fort Valley State University)

  • General Psychology
  • General Psychology (hybrid)
  • History of Psychology
  • History of Psychology (hybrid)
  • Psychological Research I (face to face and online)
  • Psychological Research II (face to face and online)
  • Senior Seminar
  • Senior Seminar (hybrid)
  • Senior Seminar Honors (on line)
  • Developmental psychology (hybrid
  • Developmental psychology (online)
  • Careers and Issues in Psychology
  • Careers and Issues in Psychology (on line)
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology Internship (hybrid and online)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

(Non-Teaching and Non-Academic Administrative Experience)

1992-1994
Houston County Medical Center
(Certified Respiratory Therapist)

1993
Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

1993
Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

1991-1992
Central State Hospital (Certified Respiratory Therapist)

1991
Middle Georgia Hospital (Certified Respiratory Therapist)

1979– 1982
Medical College of Pennsylvania (Certified Respiratory Therapist)

GRANTSMANSHIP

Byrd, D. (2016).  Preparation and Advancement for Research Experience (PARE) (funded)

Moore, T. & Byrd, D. (2016). Operation Avalanche.  (funded)

Byrd, D. (2015) Mamie Phipps Clark grant (not funded)

Byrd, D., Shaver, S., Clark-Herd, D., Fields, M., & Martin, P (2011).   Georgia Council on Humanities Grant (funded)

Shavers, S., Byrd, D., & Clark-Herd, D.  (2011).  Community Foundation Grant (not funded)

Shavers, S., & Byrd, D.  (2011).  Winning Futures Workbook Grant (not funded)

Byrd, D.  (2004).  Gerontology Seed Grant (funded)

SERVICE (PROFESSIONAL, UNIVERSITY, COMMUNITY)

University

  • 2017
    Students Against Drugs, Alcohol and Human Trafficking
    Mentor/Advisor (established this student group in Spring 2017)
  • 2017
    Behavioral Science Research Group
    Mentor/Advisor (established this student group in 2012)
  • 2017- Curriculum Committee
  • 2017- Human Subjects Committee
  • 2016- Organized Research Symposium for Undergraduate Research presentations
  • 2016- Behavioral Science Research Group Mentor/Advisor
  • 2016- Faculty Senate
  • 2016- Curriculum Committee
  • 2016- Human Subjects Committee
  • 2015- Behavioral Science Undergraduate Research Group Mentor/Advisor
  • 2015- Faculty Senate
  • 2015- Internship Coordinator for Psychology Program
  • 2015- Departmental Curriculum Committee
  • 2015- College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee (Secretary)
  • 2015- Human Subjects Committee
  • 2014- Internship Coordinator for Psychology Program
  • 2014- Faculty Senate
  • 2013- Behavioral Science Undergraduate Research Group Mentor/Advisor
  • 2013- Human Subjects Committee
  • 2012- Behavioral Science Research Group Mentor/Advisor
  • 2011- Retention Committee Member
  • 2011- Behavioral Science Research Group (chair)
  • 2011- Fort Valley State BRBP Colloq (paper committee member)
  • 2011- National Science Institute Conference Judge
  • 2011- APA Workshop for Behavioral Science Students (co-organizer)
  • 2011- Psi Chi Charter (Honor Society) Application for Fort Valley State
  • 2010- Fort Valley State BRBP Colloq (paper judge)
  • 2010- Graduate School Seminar (planning, development, and implementation)
  • 2011- APA Workshop for Behavioral Science Students (co-organizer)
  • 2010- Curriculum Committee
  • 2010- Preview Day (Fort Valley State)
  • 2009- Search Committee (Fort Valley State)
  • 2009- Graduate School Seminar (planning, development, and implementation)
  • 2001- Psi Chi Judge (University of Georgia)
  • 2001- Organization of workshop for psychology graduate students for WebCt 3.0 sponsored by the Office of Instructional Support and Development, January
  • 2000- Organization of workshop for psychology graduate students for WebCt 3.0 sponsored by the Office of Instructional Support and Development, December

Community

  • 2017- Research Project with Middle Ga. AME church
  • 2016- Judge at Regional Science Fair
  • 2016- History Day
  • 2014- Fund raiser for NAMI
  • 2012- History Day
  • 2011- National Science Institute Conference Judge
  • 2011- History Day Judge (Fort Valley State)
  • 2010- History Day Judge (Fort Valley State)

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 1992-1997- Deans List (Macon State College, Mercer University)
  • 1994- Inducted into Honor Society (Phi Theta Kappa, Macon State College
  • 1994- Second Place for Undergraduate Research Southeastern Sociology Conference
  • 1995- Graduated Summa Cum Laude (Macon State College)
  • 1995- Nomination for Truman Award (Macon State College)
  • 1995- Minority Award (Macon State College)
  • 1995- Outstanding Student in Psychology Award (Mercer University)
  • 1997- Graduated Cum Laude (Mercer University)
  • 1997- Outstanding Student in Psychology Award (Mercer University)
  • 1998- Inducted into Psi Chi Honor Society (Georgia College)
  • 2006- Charles D. Smock Memorial Award, Most Promising Graduate Student in Developmental Psychology (University of Georgia)

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Publications

Byrd, D. et al. (2017).  Self-concept: A Modern Doll Study.  Manuscript submitted and accepted to Race Gender & Class.

Byrd, D. Murty, K. S. (2013).  Foreign policy accomplishments in Obama era.  Race, Gender & Class, 20, (3-4), 1-16.

Byrd, D.  & Shavers, S. R. (2013).  African American Women and Self-esteem: The Various Sources.  Journal of Race, Gender and Class, 20(2), 244-265.

Murty, K. S., Fields, M. M., Herd-Clark, D. J., Vyas, A. G., Hill, E. L., Wyche, B., Byrd, D.,  & Shavers, S. R.  (2013).  Congressional progressive caucus agenda:  Challenges and opportunities for 2012 election.  Journal of Race, Gender and Class, 20(1), 56-77.

Shavers, S. R., & Byrd, D.  (2012).  An examination of the benefits, challenges and lessons learned from studying abroad: The Trinidad experience.  Fort Valley State Magazine.

Shavers, S. R., & Byrd, D. (2011).  Cost-Benefit of a study abroad program at FVSU: The Trinidad Experience.   Fort Valley Research Magazine

Presentations

Byrd, D., Ceacal, Y., & Nicholson, C. (2016) Self-concept in African American Children: A Modern Doll Study.  Paper present at Race, Gender and Class conference

Byrd D., & Shavers, S. R. (2012).  African American Women and self-esteem: The Various Sources Practice.  Paper presented at the Race, Gender, and Class Conference.

Murty, K. S., Fields, M. M., Herd-Clark, D. J., Vyas, A. G., Hill, E. L., Wyche, B., Byrd, D.,  & Shavers, S. R.  (2012).  Congressional progressive caucus agenda:  Challenges and opportunities for 2012 electionPaper presented at Race, Gender, and Class conference.

Fields, M. M., Herd-Clark, D. J., Hill, E. L., Wyche, B., Byrd, D.  & Shavers, S. R.  (2012).  African American roles on Reality TV.  Paper presented at the Race, Gender and Class conference.

Byrd, D. (2010).  African American Women and Self-esteem. Poster presented at the Southeastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education sponsored by Georgia Southern University

Byrd, D. (2005). African American Research Participation.  Paper presented at Mentoring Convention, sponsored by the University of Georgia Center for Aging

Byrd, D. (2003).  African American Research Participation.  Poster presented at Psi Chi Convention, sponsored by the University of Georgia

Byrd, D. (2002). African American Women and Self-esteem: A Developmental Perspective Paper presented at the Southeastern Women’s Conference. Boca Raton, Florida

Byrd, D. (1999). Cognitive Inhibition and Intelligence. Poster presented at Psi Chi Convention, sponsored by the University of Georgia

Byrd, D. (1997). The Effects of Semantic Encoding and Mode of Presentation on the Retrieval of German Nouns. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychology Association Conference, sponsored by the Committee on Equality of Professional Opportunity (CEPO), Atlanta, Ga.

Byrd, D., & Griffin, V. (1992). The Upper Upper Class in Macon. Paper presented at the Annual Georgia Sociological Conference, St. Simons, Ga. November