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Dawn-Marie Wood

Assistant Teaching Professor
Psychology, Psychology

1072 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602


Professor Wood is a visiting assistant teaching professor with a background in behavioral neuroscience. She specializes in scientific writing, research design and analysis, diversity studies, and the psychology of gender. Teaching a variety of courses for BYU's Department of Psychology, she has oriented hundreds of students to the psychology major and has served as a faculty mentor to undergraduates in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences throughout their experiential learning and senior capstone experiences. In addition to speaking at forums and participating as a panelist at campus-wide events, she has been a co-investigator in ongoing research studying the effects of psychology of gender courses on religiosity, views of gender roles, and perspectives on homosexuality in the campus community. She has also coordinated research efforts in BYU’s Brain Imaging and Behavior Lab (affiliated with the MRI Research Facility), helped to synchronize the efforts of advanced writing instructors to standardize students' research and technical writing experiences within psychology, served as a faculty advisor to BYUSA clubs and student organizations, worked as a faculty reader on honors thesis committees (examining gender issues and student body-image concerns), functioned as a research and writing consultant (and member of the adjunct faculty team) at BYU's Salt Lake Center, and supervised dozens of undergraduate teaching assistants. Currently, she is teaching (or has taught) the following courses at BYU and/or at the BYU Salt Lake Center: PSYCH 101 ("Orientation to the Psychology Major"), PSYCH 220 ("Human Development"), PSYCH 305 ("Multicultural Psychology"), PSYCH 306 ("Psychology of Gender"), PSYCH 307 ("Writing Within Psychology"), and PSYCH 310 ("Research Design and Analysis"). Professor Wood was the 2018-19 recipient of the FHSS "Martin B. Hickman Excellence in Teaching by an Adjunct Faculty" Award, is a research associate with the Utah Women & Leadership Project, and is co-chair of the Psychology Department's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Research Interests

Behavioral Neuroscience
Diversity and Gender Studies

Teaching Interests

Human Development
Multicultural Psychology
Orientation to the Psychology Major
Psychology of Gender
Research Design and Analysis
Writing Within Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • FHSS "Martin B. Hickman Excellence in Teaching by an Adjunct Faculty" Award, BYU's College of Family, Home, & Social Sciences (2018 - 2019)


  • Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (APA Division 036) (2020 - Present)
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 002) (2020 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Other, Utah Women & Leadership Project (2021 - Present)

Courses Taught


Charles D Flint Emily Swensen Darowski Dawn Marie Wood