Virginia L. Byrne, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Morgan State University in the School of Education and Urban Studies. Dr. Byrne earned her M.S. from Florida State University and her Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Byrne’s work investigates how social media and instructional technology are changing how we teach, learn, and connect.
Through her professional development programs and courses, she supports educators in both PK12 and higher education contexts to reflect on the affordances and concerns of incorporating technology into the learning environment. Dr. Byrne has supported and led grant-funded, mixed methods research projects focused on incorporating novel technologies into public school classrooms, supporting teachers throughout the stressful pandemic, and designing policies and procedures for responding to instances of cyberbullying and online harassment on college campuses.