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Dawn-Marie Wood

Assistant Professor
Psychology, Psychology

1072 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602


Professor Wood is an assistant teaching professor of psychology with a background in behavioral neuroscience. She specializes in scientific writing, 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 major and has served as a designated faculty mentor to dozens of undergraduates throughout their experiential learning and senior capstone experiences. In addition to speaking at forums and participating as a panelist at campus-wide events, she is a co-investigator in ongoing research studying the effects of mindfulness training among marginalized groups of BYU students and has also examined the effects of psychology of gender courses on religiosity, views of gender roles, and perspectives on homosexuality in the campus community. Professor Wood was the 2018-19 recipient of the FHSS "Martin B. Hickman Excellence in Teaching by an Adjunct Faculty" Award, has been a research associate and is currently an audience-specific content editor for the Utah Women & Leadership Project, and co-chairs the BYU Psychology Department's faculty and student-led Diversity & Inclusion Committees.

Research Interests

Behavioral Neuroscience
Diversity and Gender Studies

Teaching Interests

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

Licenses and Certifications

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business, "Leverage Diversity and Inclusion for Organizational Excellence" (2022 - Present)

Honors and Awards

  • FHSS "Career Champion" Award Nominee, BYU's College of Family, Home, & Social Sciences (2021 - 2021)
  • FHSS "Martin B. Hickman Excellence in Teaching by an Adjunct Faculty" Award, BYU's College of Family, Home, & Social Sciences (2018 - 2019)

Courses Taught