Dayna R. Touron, Associate Dean
Dayna R. Touron joined the College of Arts and Sciences as an Associate Dean in 2017. Among her duties are the coordination of the college’s graduate programs, multi-literacy centers, instructional technology, space and facilities, and social media. Dayna has been a faculty member in the Psychology Department since 2007, and has served as Director of Graduate Studies as well as on numerous Department, College, and University committees. Dayna received her PhD from Syracuse University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was on the faculty at Appalachian State University from 2003 to 2007. Dayna has taught courses across the undergraduate and graduate Psychology curriculum, from General Psychology and Statistics and Research Methods, to graduate seminars on Cognitive Aging and Metacognition. She has mentored 48 undergraduate and honors students in her laboratory, as well as 4 MA/PhD students and 4 students toward a terminal MA degree.
Dayna’s research focuses on cognition and aging. More specifically, she studies the strategies older adults use to complete cognitive tasks and how older adults’ cognitive abilities and metacognitive knowledge influence their strategic approach. She has published 37 papers to date in peer-reviewed journals, has widely presented her work at conferences and Universities across the US and abroad, and has received research funding from the NIH. She is a member of the editorial board for the APA journal, Psychology and Aging.
For additional details, see Dayna’s Psychology webpage.