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Bryan Dawson, Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Psychological Science
Coordinator of Leadership Program
Phone: 706-867-4514

Office: Barnes Hall, 210, Dahlonega
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Dr. Dawson has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He is currently working on projects investigating perceptions of gender, gender and ethnic discrimination and perceptions of video games.  He routinely teaches courses related to statistics and I/O Psychology and serves as the coordinator for the interdisciplinary minor in leadership. 

Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology

Quantitative Methods

Cognitive Psychology

Advanced Theories in Leadership

Organizational Behavior

Introduction to Psychological Science


  • Ph.D., Industrial Organizational Psychology, University of Georgia, 2011
  • M.S., Experimental Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 2007
  • B.S., Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 2004

Research/Special Interests

Diversity in the workplace

Transformational Leadership

Leadership and Gender/Race

The intersection of Race and Gender

Discrimination in online gaming environments


Dawson, B. L., Robertson, C.  Bruster, M.* (2015). Using Podcasts in Academic and Career Advising. In R. Miller (Ed.) Academic Advising: A Handbook for Advisors and Students.

Dawson, B. L. (in press). Touchy subjects: Utilizing handedness as a precursor to discussing privilege and diversity in the classroom.

Dawson, B. L., Johnson, C. D., Ferdman, B. M. (2014). Organizational Psychology. In F. Leong (Ed.) APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology, American Psychological Association, pp. 471-487. 

Dawson, B.L., Thomas, K.M., Goren, M. J.** (2013) Career Development. In Q. Robertson (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work. Oxford: Oxford Press, p. 300-314

Deese, M. A.*, Dawson, B.L. (2013). Changing attitudes towards LGBT students: An analysis of an awareness training paradigm aimed at increasing pro-LGBT attitudesPapers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research.

McIntosh, W. D., Dawson, B. L., Scott, A. J., & Locker, L. L. (2011). Willingness to date across race: Differences among gay and straight men and women. Psychological Reports, 108,711-716. Doi: 10.2466/07.PR0.108.3.711-716

Thomas, K. M., Tran, N. M.**, Dawson, B. L. (2010). An inclusive strategy of teaching diversity. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12, 295-311. Doi: 10.1177/1523422310375035

Lance, C. E., Dawson, B. L., Birkelbach, D.**, & Hoffman, B. J. (2010). Method effects, measurement error, and substantive conclusions. Organizational Research Methods, 13, 435-455.  Doi: 10.1177/1094428109352528

Tran, N. M.**, & Dawson, B. L. (2008). An Executive Summary: Reevaluating the concept of diversity management: Considerations for diversity trainers and educators (cover story). The Business Journal of Hispanic Research2, 70-75.

Wiegand, K. E., Johnson, C. D, Dawson, B. L., & Ward, M.* (2008). The effects of sensitive symbols on class project selection decisions. Equal Opportunities International27, 355-371.

Personal Information

Professional Affiliations:

  • SEPA
  • SIOP
  • APA

Club Affiliations:

  • Psi Chi
  • Psych Club
  • PsychPodcast
  • African American Male Initiative

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