Professional Bio


  • PhD, Social & Health Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
  • BA, Psychology, Certificate in Women’s Studies, Citation in German, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Professional Training

  • Clinical Pastoral Education (Spiritual Care) Unit, Boulder Community Health, Boulder, Colorado (2015)

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Klein Buendel Health Communication Research & Multimedia Development, Golden, Colorado (2010)

Professional Credentials & Membership

  • Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education 

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Regis University (2013 - present)
  • Graduate Instructor, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University (2006-2009)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University (2004-2009)


  • Co-leader for Regis University’s group Inner Passages: Experiences in Meditation and Contemplation 
  • Owner and Consultant, Floyd Consulting LLC (2010-2013)

Teaching Interests and Experience       

  • Health Psychology
  • Stress, Coping and Well-Being
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
  • Meditation


Research & Scholarship


  • Floyd, A. H. L. & Floyd, H. L. (May-June, 2014). Cultural Drift and the Occlusion of Electrical Safety, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 50(3), 1610-1618.
  • Floyd, A.H.L. & Floyd, H.L. (April, 2014). The Value of Vulnerability: Helping Workers Perceive Personal Risk. Professional Safety, 32-37.
  • Goldenberg, M.A., Floyd, A.H.L., & Moyer, A. (2013). No Effect of a Brief Music Intervention on Test Anxiety and Exam Scores in College Undergraduates. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 10(1).
  • Floyd, A. H. L. (2012). Multitasking and the illusion of safety. IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, 18 (3), 18-22.
  • Buller, D. & Floyd, A.H.L. (2012). Internet Interventions. In S. Noar & N. Harrington (Eds). eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change, pp 59-78.
  • Xu, X., Floyd, A.H.L., Westmaas, J.L., & Aron, A. (2010). Self-expansion as an aid in smoking abstinence and cessation. Psychology Research Progress; Public Health in the 21st Century. Nova Science Publishers. [also in L.V. Berhardt (Ed.)Advances in Medicine and Biology, 32. Nova Science Publishers].
  • Floyd, A. H. L. & Moyer, A. (2010). Effects of participant preferences in unblinded randomized controlled trials. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 5 (2), 81-93.
  • Floyd, A. H. L. & Moyer, A. (2010). Group vs. individual exercise interventions for women with breast cancer: A meta-analysis, Health Psychology Review, 4, 22-41.
  • Xu, X., Floyd, A. H. L., Westmaas, J. L., & Aron, A. P. (2010). Self-expansion and smoking abstinence, Addictive Behaviors, 35, 295-301.
  • Moyer, A ., Sohl, S. J., Knapp-Oliver, S. K., Schneider, S., & Floyd, A. H. L. (2009). Lessons to be learned from 25 years of research investigating psychosocial interventions for cancer patients. The Cancer Journal, 15, 345-351.
  • Moyer, A. and Floyd, A. H. L. (2009). Equipoise may be in the eye of the beholder, The American Journal of Bioethics, 9 (2), 21- 22.
  • Floyd, A.H.L., Westmaas, J. L., Targhetta, V. & Moyer, A. (2009). Depressive symptoms and smokers’ perceptions of lung cancer risk: Moderating effects of tobacco dependence, Addictive Behaviors (34), 154-163.
  • Moyer, A. & Floyd, A. H. L. (2008, September 28). A plan for completing the circle of critical services for cancer patients [Review of the book Cancer Care for the Whole Patient]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53  (No. 39), Article 3.
  • Floyd, A. H. L. & Moyer, A . (2008). “Choosing” health under conditions of limited control and competing demands [Review of the book Gender and Health: Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policy]. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 484-485.


  • Floyd, A. H. L. (2014, June). Psychology and Safety: How what you think impacts the safety of you and your coworkers. 3C Electrical Company, Annual Electrical Safety Seminar, Boston, Massachusetts. 
  • Floyd, A. H. L. (2014, June). PTSD: What it is and how to recognize it in children and adolescents. Foundation for the Prevention of School Violence Annual Symposium. Regis University, Denver, Colorado.
  • Floyd, A. H. L., & Floyd, H. L. (2013, June). The value of vulnerability: How to teach your workers about their risk. American Society of Safety Engineers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Floyd, A. H. L., & Floyd, H. L. (2013, March). Cultural drift and the occlusion of safety. IEEE Industry Applications Society Electrical Safety Workshop, Dallas, TX.
  • Domitrovich, T. A., Floyd, A. H. L., & Smail, T. (2012, February). Methods to influence change in home safety. IEEE Industry Applications Society Electrical Safety Workshop, Daytona Beach, FL.
  • Floyd, A. H. L. (2010, February). Multitasking and the Illusion of Safety. IEEE Industry Applications Society Electrical Safety Workshop, Memphis, TN.
  • Floyd, A. H. L. & Moyer, A. (2008, March). Are we missing the boat? Breast cancer exercise interventions: A meta-analytic review. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Floyd, A. H. L., Xu, X., Aron, A., & Westmaas, J. L. (2006, April). The role of self-expansion as a potential aid in smoking cessation. Social/Health Area Brown Bag Colloquium. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.
  • Floyd, A. H. L. & Westmaas, J. L. (2005, April). Providing effective smoking cessation messages to smokers with depression. Social/Health Area Brown Bag Colloquium, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.


    Webinars and Guest Lectures

  • Floyd, A.H.L. (2014, November 2). The Value of Vulnerability.  Presented to: University of Alabama’s School of Engineering Advanced Safety Engineering and Management MS Program.
  • Floyd, H.L. & Floyd, A.H.L. (2014, April 17). Maintaining Sense of Vulnerability and Avoiding Cultural Drift.  DuPont Global Electrical Safety Network.


Awards & Recognition

  • Best Paper Award, 1st Place, 2013 IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop “Cultural Drift and the Occlusion of Electrical Safety” (co-author: H. Landis Floyd)
  • Best Paper Award, 3rd Place, IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop “Multitasking and the Illusion of Safety” (2010)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stony Brook University (2007)
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Maryland
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honors Society (2003)
  • Psi Chi, Psychology Honors Society (2001) 



Community Involvement & Service

    • Volunteer and Regis Univ. Volunteer Coordinator; Mudslingers and Boulder Flood Relief, Boulder, Colorado (2013-2014)

    • IEEE IAS Myron Zucker Electrical Safety Prevention through Design Student Engineering Education Initiative, Student Program Chair (2012-2015)

    • Member of the Board of Directors, Phamaly Theatre Company, Denver, Colorado (2012-2014)

    • Member of the Boulder Cello Project, Boulder, Colorado (2012-2014)

    • Volunteer with the National Sports Center for the Disabled, Denver, Colorado (2010-2013)

    • Volunteer with The Blind Café, Boulder, Colorado (2011-2012)

    • Swallow This! Health Behavior and Theatre Arts Project, Stony Brook University, New York (2005-2008)

    • Social & Health Psychology Brown Bag Coordinator, Stony Brook University, New York (2007)

    • Play Fit – Stay Fit! Project for children living with cancer, Stony Brook University, New York (2007)