Kimberly Floyd, PhD
West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development
Dr. Kim Floyd received her bachelor's degree in School Psychology and her master's in Special Education from East Carolina University, going on to also earn a PhD in Special Education at Old Dominion University. While at East Carolina University, she served as a Director of the LEAP program as well as a faculty member before joining West Virginia University in 2009.
Since coming to WVU, Floyd has expanded on her dissertation research on postsecondary assistive technology supports for students with learning disabilities to include implementing assistive and emerging technologies in general and special education classrooms, infusing principles of Universal Design for Learning within instructional design in early childhood settings, and examining the use of virtual learning environments in teacher preparation programs. Her research also focuses on assistive and instructional technology, literacy, inclusive practices, and autism. Additionally, she received outstanding teaching awards in 2011 and 2013, as well as the 2013 Darden Fellow Award from Old Dominion University.
Floyd developed the Collaborative Assistive Technology Education (CATE) Lab in 2010 and currently serves as the lab coordinator in addition to her role as faculty member in the Special Education Department at the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services. The lab is utilized by multiple disciplines across campus with more than 1,500 assignments completed per semester, exposing many pre-service educators and therapists to assistive and instructional technologies. Additionally, her youngest son was the first student from West Virginia to be awarded the National Yes I Can! Award from the Council for Exceptional Children, which honors children and youth with exceptionalities who shine.