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Lynda Byrd-Poller

Lynda Byrd-Poller

University of Louisville, USA

Lynda Byrd-Poller has worked in the field of education for more than thirty years and has assumed a variety of leadership positions that have allowed her to mentor, supervise, collaborate, and train, students, faculty, and governing boards. Her work includes strategic planning; diversity and inclusion; and professional development. Her research interests include leadership, self/identity, organizational development, and human resource management. She earned her doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.; an Ed.S. from The George Washington University in Administration and Supervision; a master’s degree from Regent University in Teaching: Curriculum and Instruction and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education N/K-8 from Hampton University. From the Virginia Department of Education, she holds a postgraduate teaching and a superintendent’s license. Lynda has served as the Director of Human Resources, Strategic Planning & Professional Learning in a Virginia Public School and later served as a Chief Human Resources Officer in the Virginia Community Colleges System (VCCS). She currently serves at the University of Louisville (UofL) in the role of Clinical Faculty, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation & Organizational Development in the Human Resources and Organizational Development program. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Christopher Newport University in the Department of Leadership and American Studies. Lynda is the CEO of The Poller Professional Group, LLC, providing business and educational solutions for individuals, groups, and organizations. As a SHRM member and HROD faculty, Lynda is a co-advisor of the Student SHRM Organization. As a co-advisor, she works to support active student membership and engagement with the SHRM chapter in Kentucky. Most recently she has presented to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2022 and VASHRM conference in 2022: The Trauma of Workplace Incivility: Guidance for Investigators. Lynda has conducted trainings and presented professionally at numerous different venues, events, and conferences in the United States, Canada, and Ireland.


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