Dr. Kalynda Smith

Dr. Kalynda SmithAssistant Professor of Psychology

Phone: (757) 727-5301
Email: kalynda.smith@hamptonu.edu

Expertise: Social Psychology

Dr. Kalynda C. Smith is a Social Psychologist with a BA in Psychology and English from Truman State University in Kirkville, MO, and a MS and PhD in Social Psychology with a Minor in Developmental Psychology from Howard University in Washington D.C. Dr. Smith joined Hampton University's Department of Psychology in August 2014, with a teaching load that focuses on research methods in Psychology. Dr. Smith is currently beginning her research program, primarily focusing on identity development in millennial generation African Americans.

Dr. Smith is the Co-PI of a $1.3 million NSF HBCU-UP-funded study in collaboration with Howard University entitled: Multiple Consciousnesses: Investigating The Identities (Academic, Gender, Race and Disability) Of Black Women Undergraduate Students In STEM And Their Impact On Persistence (Award #1505150). My duties include quantitative data collection and analyses.

Prior to working as a full-time professor, Dr. Smith  managed a longitudinal NSF-funded research project across four campuses for three years. Her experience includes teaching, collecting, analyzing/interpreting and reporting data through article writing and conference presentation, grant proposal writing, as well as managing graduate students’ skill development in research methodology.


Smith, K. & Craig-Henderson, K. (2010). Cognitive distraction and African-American women’s endorsement of gender role stereotypes. CRISP, 15, 6. Retrieved from <http://www.uiowa.edu/~grpproc/crisp/crisp15_6.pdf>

Published Proceedings

Fleming, L., Smith, K., Williams, D., Bliss, L. (2013, July). Broadening the Pipeline through the Study of Pathways and Persistence of Black and Hispanic Engineering Undergraduates. Published proceedings. Paper presented by Lorraine Fleming and Leonard Bliss at the 2013 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Kuala, Lumpar, Malaysia. Scopus Indexed, Research in Engineering Education Network.

Fleming, L., Smith, K., Williams, D., Bliss, L. (2013, June). Engineering Identity of Black and Hispanic Undergraduates: The Impact of Minority Serving Institutions. Published proceedings. Published Proceedings. Paper presented at the 120 American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition: Frankly, We Do Give a Damn, Atlanta, Georgia.

Smith, K. C., Fleming, L., Williams, D., Bliss, L., Moore, I., Burris, S. E., & Bornmann, F. (2014). Black Undergraduate Success in Engineering: The “Prove Them Wrong Syndrome” or Social Responsibility. Published proceeding at the American Society for Engineering Educations' 121st Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.