Megan Byrd, PhDAssistant Professor College of Psychology
Megan Byrd joined the sport psychology team at John F. Kennedy University in 2016. Previously, she was at West Virginia University (WVU) where she obtained her Ph.D. in sport and exercise psychology. Additionally, Megan has a master's in counseling from WVU, a master's in sport behavior and performance from Miami University, and her bachelor's degree in psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. Megan’s research focuses on the emotional impacts of sport concussion, and has received numerous grants for this work including grants from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Other research interests are perfectionism, anger, aggression, professional ethics, and the use of counseling skills in applied sport psychology.
In addition to research, Megan is active in applied work and has consulted with athletes from multiple sports, ranging from youth sports to professional athletes as well as businesses.
In her free time, Megan can be found watching baseball or basketball, running, practicing yoga, or watching bad reality television. Her bucket list is to watch a baseball game in all 30 professional baseball stadiums (11 down!).
As the Research Director, Megan oversees the written and oral exams, applied projects, and master’s theses.
College of Psychology