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Dianna J. Newbern-McFarland

Dianna McFarland
Associate Professor of Professional Practice Direct: 817.257.6438
BS Phillips University Psychology MS, Ph.D. TCU Psychology
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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.

Research Interests

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.