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Kimberly Floyd, PhD

Collaborative and Instructional Technology Education Lab, Coordinator

Associate Professor

Professional Highlights

  • Kim and Kasey Floyd Social Justice Award, 2023
  • WVU Faculty Digital Learning Award, 2021
  • American Council on Rural Special Education Eagle Award, 2020
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Applied Human Sciences, 2010 & 2013


  • Ph,D., Special Education, Old Dominion
  • M.S., Special Education, East Carolina University


  • Kim and Kasey Floyd Social Justice Award, American Council on Rural Special Education, 2023
  • Faculty Digital Learning Award, West Virginia University, 2021
  • Technology In Action ,West Virginia University, 2021
  • Shining Star, West Virginia University, 2021
  • West Virginia University 2021
  • Eagle Award, American on Rural Special Education, 2020
  • Honors College Faculty Fellow, West Virginia University, 2020
  • Big XII Faculty Fellowship, West Virginia University, 2020
  • Darden College of Education Fellow, Old Dominion University, 2013
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, West Virginia University, 2013
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, West Virginia University, 2011

Areas of Expertise

  • Trauma Informed Practices
  • Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Rural Special Education
  • Teacher Education Preparation
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Autism

Research Interests

  • Trauma Informed Practices
  • Rural Inclusive Education
  • Autism
  • Early Childhood


  • Trauma-Informed Practices Coach
  • Youth First Aid Mental Health Instructor
  • Birth to Kindergarten (0-5 years) Teaching License
  • Preschool Handicapped (3-5 years) Teaching License
  • Mental Retardation (K- 12) Teaching License

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kim Floyd received her bachelor's degree in School Psychology and her master's in Special Education from East Carolina University, going on to also earn a Ph.D. in Special Education at Old Dominion University. While at East Carolina University, she served as a Director of the REAP program as well as a faculty member before joining West Virginia University in 2009.

Since coming to WVU, Floyd research has focused on assistive and instructional technology supports to include implementing assistive and emerging technologies in inclusive classrooms, infusing principles of Universal Design for Learning, early childhood special education, examining teacher preparation programs practices in rural special education, trauma informed practices and compassion fatigue in educators.

Floyd developed the Collaborative Assistive Technology Education (CATE) Lab in 2010 and currently serves as the lab coordinator in addition to her role as faculty member. The lab is utilized by multiple disciplines across campus with more than 1,500 assignments completed per semester, exposing many pre-service educators and therapists to assistive and instructional technologies. Additionally, her youngest son was the first student from West Virginia to be awarded the National Yes I Can! Award from the Council for Exceptional Children, which honors children and youth with exceptionalities who shine.

She has been recognized for her commitment in serving schools and communities in rural settings by receiving the Kim and Kasey Floyd Social Justice Award and the Eagle Award from the American Council on Rural Special Education, in 2023 and 2020 respectively. She received the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011 and 2013 from the College of Education and Human Services, as well as the 2013 Darden Fellow Award from Old Dominion University.


  • Principal Investigator: Boulden, R.; Co-PIs: Schimmel, C & Floyd, K

    (Awarded 2023-2027: $5,200,000). Mountaineer School-Based Mental Health Fellows Program. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education.

  • Co-PIs: Floyd, K. & Hollo, A.

    (Awarded 2023-2027: $100,000). American Council on Rural Special Education National Headquarters. American Council on Rural Special Education.

  • Principal Investigator: Floyd, K.

    (Awarded 2021: $25,000). Technology Integration in Teacher Preparation. Teaching and Learning Commons, West Virginia University.