Dr. Kalynda Chivon Smith Dr. Kalynda Chivon Smith Assistant Professor of Psychology Location:Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall234 Phone: Expertise:Social Psychology
As a psychology professor at Hampton University, Dr. Smith has taught several undergraduate courses, including, but not limited to, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Junior Seminar and Senior Seminar, courses which develop the capstone project, an original research proposal as well as several graduate courses. Dr. Smith is the Department of Psychology Curriculum Committee Chair and a member of the Graduate Program Committee. Her research interests are in the areas of education and identity development. Dr. Smith is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on the NSF-funded 5-yr. longitudinal study, Multiple Consciousnesses: Investigating The Identities (Academic, Gender, Race and Disability) Of Black Women Undergraduate Students In STEM And Their Impact On Persistence with the Howard University Science, Engineering and Mathematics Program, Dr. Smith is the Principal Investigator on the Cardiovascular Sub-Project of the Hampton University Minority Men's Health Initiative funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, she is an investigator and evaluator on the Hampton-Brandeis Partnership for Research and Education in Materials, and is the African American Success Foundation 2017 Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient.


Smith, K. & Craig-Henderson, K. (2010). Cognitive distraction and African-American women’s endorsement of gender role stereotypes. CRISP, 15, 6. Retrieved from <> 


Fleming, L., Smith, K., Williams, D., Bliss, L. (2013, July). Broadening the Pipeline through the Study of Pathways and Persistence of Black and Hispanic Engineering Undergraduates. Published proceedings. Paper presented by Lorraine Fleming and Leonard Bliss at the 2013 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Kuala, Lumpar, Malaysia. Scopus Indexed, Research in Engineering Education Network.

Fleming, L., Smith, K., Williams, D., Bliss, L. (2013, June). Engineering Identity of Black and Hispanic Undergraduates: The Impact of Minority Serving Institutions. Published proceedings. Published Proceedings. Paper presented at the 120 American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition: Frankly, We Do Give a Damn, Atlanta, Georgia.

Smith, K. C., Fleming, L., Williams, D., Bliss, L., Moore, I., Burris, S. E., & Bornmann, F. (2014). Black Undergraduate Success in Engineering: The “Prove Them Wrong Syndrome” or Social Responsibility. Published proceeding at the American Society for Engineering Educations' 121st Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.