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David Hurford

About Dr. Hurford


  • Chair, Department of Psychology and Counseling
  • Director, Center for Research, Evaluation and Awareness of Dyslexia
  • Teaches courses in developmental psychology and research methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Advises students in the Department of Psychology and Counseling


  • Ph.D., University of Akron (Developmental Psychology)
  • M.A., Hollins College
  • A.B., Drury College

Courses Taught

  • PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH 389 Research Methods in Psychology I
  • PSYCH 392 Research Methods in Psychology II
  • PSYCH 592 Applied Research Methods
  • PSYCH 859 Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH 891 Methods of Research in Psychology and Counseling

Current Research Interests

  • Human Development
  • Research Design and Methodology
  • Reading Disabilities/Phonemic Processing in Children
  • School Violence/Bullying

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David Hurford
Dr. David Hurford
Chair/University Professor


Office: 207C Whitesitt Hall

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