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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 numerous undergraduate and honors students in her laboratory, as well as several MA/PhD students and post doctoral research fellows.
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 widely published and presented research on these topics across the US and abroad, and has received research funding from the NIH. She is a member of the editorial board for the APA journals, Psychology and Aging and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.
For additional details, see Dayna’s Psychology webpage.