College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Kim Boyd received her B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College, her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology, her 2nd Masters and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Boyd has over 12 years of experience conducting research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During her tenure at CDC, she worked in various roles as a Behavioral Scientist, Psychologist, Public Health Analyst and Grants Management Specialist. Dr. Boyd’s research focus includes social representation/body image, substance use and abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention. Dr. Boyd has trained more than 175 undergraduate students and more than 50 masters and doctoral students on campus. She has more than 12 publications and has conducted more than 100 research and professional presentations. In addition, she is an avid mentor for new faculty, doctoral, masters and undergraduate students with an overall goal of translating research into practice.