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About Deborah A. Byrnes

Deborah Byrnes is a professor of elementary education social studies with additional interests in early childhood education. Her current research interests include social studies and diversity education, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and teacher education. Her research studies are most often quantitative (with specific strengths in survey design and analysis) but include some qualitative studies as well.


Present Faculty Member, Utah State University Teacher Education and Leadership

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Member Award, Utah State University, Center for Women and Gender, 2012
  • Exemplary Faculty Use of Technology Award, Utah System of Higher Education, 2008
  • Researcher of the Year, Department of Elementary Education, Utah State University, 1998
  • Teacher of the Year, College of Education, Utah State University, 1996
  • President’s Diversity Award, Utah State University, 1996
  • Outstanding Service to Education, Utah State Board of Education, 1996
  • Outstanding Service, Women and Gender Research Institute, 1996
  • Faculty Member of the Year Award, Utah State University, 1995

Contact Information

2805 Old Main Hill
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
College of Education and Human Services
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-2805


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