Dr. David ByrneTitle: Professor of Psychology
Hometown: Danville, Illinois
(currently in Boerne, TX)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BA w/High Honors)
University of Connecticut (Ph. D.)
How long have you been with SU? Since August 1987
favorite movie: "Local Hero" (from the 1980s)
favorite food: Alaskan King Crab
favorite type of music: Classical and British-American Folk at home, Jazz while driving
favorite vacation spot: Rockport, TX
favorite book: "The Border Trilogy" by Cormac McCarthy
who/what/where INSPIRES you & why? My grandfather, who was orphaned at an early age, and rose from rural poverty to create a loving family/home; and taught an optimistic and wise outlook on life.
what's on your night-stand right now?: "Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause" by Roger Kennedy
hobbies/interests/extra-curricular activities OUTSIDE SU: Play viola in the Symphony of the Hills, violin at my church most Sundays. Am becoming a "Civil War buff"; also interested in Texas native plants and styles of American architecture
activities/interests/associations ON CAMPUS: Also Symphony of the Hills
favorite class to teach @ SU & why: Environmental Psyc because its the most integrative of many areas of psychology, and the most "fun"!
what you like best about SU: Small classes, and getting to know students personally and watch them grow and develop. Generally love the whole- person centered and friendly environment.