Dianna J. Newbern-McFarland
Teaching and Services Responsibilities
Teaching Responsibilities: I teach a group of related classes that include Basic Leadership Theory and Skills; Advanced Leadership Theory and Skills; Organizational Psychology; The Psychology of Women and Men; Introduction to Fieldwork in Psychology (Internship); Advanced Fieldwork in Psychology (internship).
Service Responsibilities: I am the Faculty Advisor of our department’s academic minor in leadership. In addition, I have been active in the TCU Faculty Senate for over a decade, having served several offices such as Senate Chair and Chair of the Faculty Relations Committee. I also am serving as the TCU Facilitator of the Faculty Appeal Policy.
My experimental research was focused on applied cognitive tools such as scripted cooperation roles and node-link mapping for improving learning, problem solving and communication. Now, I am applying that research in the classroom teaching of courses such as leadership and organizational behavior where learning, problem solving, influence and communication are vital skills.