Dr Desiree L Kornrum-Byrne

Dr. Desiree L Kornrum-Byrne

Instructor Bachelor of Science in Psychology Office Location: Virtual Only

I'm "Dr. B." I live and work in the Austin metro region. I have a BBA in General Business, a Master's in Organizational Development, a Master's in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Leadership with a sub-concentration in Sociology.

I've worked in non-profits, state government, and contract positions. I've been in higher ed. since 1997; and have facilitated courses in Org. Leadership & Development, Org. Communications, HR, and Sociology (both on-ground and online) since 2009.

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Education Administration, December 2006
    The University of Texas - Austin, Texas
    Focus: Higher Education Administration and Leadership
    Secondary Emphasis: Sociology (18 graduate hours in Sociology)
  • Master of Arts in Administration – Organizational Development, May 2009
    The University of the Incarnate Word
    Focus: Adult Education
  • Master of Public Administration, with honors, December 1996
    The University of Texas – San Antonio, Texas
    Focus: Organizational and Administrative Theory
    Secondary Emphasis: Public Law
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, May 1994
    The University of the Incarnate Word – San Antonio, Texas
    Focus: Organizational and Administrative Theory
    Minor: Psychology
  • Instructor, School of Professional Studies, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, Fall 2009 – Present
  • Adult & Continuing Education Instructor, Northeast ISD, San Antonio, Texas, Spring 2008 through Summer 2009.
  • Adult & Continuing Education Instructor, Northside ISD/ACE, San Antonio, Texas, Spring 2008 through Spring 2009.
  • Adult & Continuing Education Instructor, Comal ISD, New Braunfels, Texas, Spring 2008 through Spring 2009
  • Assistant Director of Financial Assistance, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), San Antonio, Texas, 02/2007-Present
  • Director/Owner, Hill Country ECS-Research & Consulting, New Braunfels, Texas, 2007-Present
  • Research Intern, Department of Higher Education Administration and Leadership, Division of Educational Leadership, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2003.
  • Program Technician/Data Specialist, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Austin, Texas, 1998-01/2007; and provided ongoing technology support services via contract through 04/2007.
  • Workforce Specialist, Texas Workforce Commission, San Antonio, Texas, 1997 - 1998
  • Workforce/Education Counselor and Training Site Manager, Southwest Winners, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, 1996 - 1997
    • Note: Also employed by Southwest Winners, Inc. on a contract basis during 1994 (Facilitator-Mathematics) and 1995 (Work Site Manager).
  • Research/Teaching Assistant in the College of Public Policy, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 1995 - 1996

Kornrum-Byrne, D. (2009). What We Do Makes a Difference. Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG: Saarbrücken, Germany (ISBN 978-3-8383-1583-6).

“Satisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid,” invited panelist for moderated panel discussion. Annual conference of the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Houston, Texas (October 2008).

“What Changed in the School’s World (Then and Now),” invited panelist for moderated panel discussion. Annual conference of the Association of Texas Lenders for Education, San Antonio, Texas (May, 2008).

“Smoothing the Way: Making the Transition from Home-school to College,” presentation at the annual conference of the Family Educators Alliance of South Texas (May, 2008).

“Service in an Era of Change,” TASFAA Times (Winter, 2008), online at http://tasfaa.org/docs/newsletters/200801/tasnews4.html

Hobbies: gardening

Interests: helping teens and young adults navigate pathways to college/training and employment

  • American Sociological Association, 2009-2012.
  • Education Writer’s of America, 2008-2009.
  • Madison Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), 2007-Present
  • National Association for Self-Esteem, 2007-2009
  • Higher Education Consultants Association, 2006-2009
  • Pi Lambda Theta National Honors Society, 2001 - Present
  • Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA) (affiliation through THECB), 1998 - Present
  • Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO) (affiliation through THECB), 1998 – 2007
  • Competitive research grant for master’s thesis research awarded by the Graduate School of the University of Texas at San Antonio, 1995 - 1996
  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) (Student Member), 1994 – 1996.
  • Most Outstanding Student in Business Administration, 1996 – The University of the Incarnate Word
  • Member, Regional Advisory Committee for Texas Medicaid/CHIP (Region 8), 2010-11.
  • Chair, Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Advisors Nomination and Election Committee, 2008-09.
  • Vice Chair, Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Advisors Nomination and Election Committee, 2007-2008.
  • Committee Member, Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Advisors Early Awareness Committee, 2007-2008.
  • Committee Member, Orientation Committee, University of the Incarnate Word, 2007-present.
  • Committee Member, Technology Advisory Committee, University of the Incarnate Word, 2007-present.
  • Regional Training Facilitator, National Association of Student Financial Aid Advisors, 2007-2008.
  • Volunteer Advisor, KLRN Channel 9 San Antonio, 2008 and 2009.
    • Assisted with “College Call-In Night” initiative.
  • Advisor/Consultant, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007.
    • Assisted with the Achieve Texas initiative by contributing to the development of curriculum and guidelines for Texas high school students who want to become Educational Consultants/Trainers.
  • Peer Mentor, The University of the Incarnate Word, 1991 – 1994
    • Counseled undergraduate students on course-loads, progress towards degree attainment and registration procedures

Internet Editor, University of the Incarnate Word Financial Assistance Site, 02/2007 – 01/2015

  • Design and maintain student/parent oriented, financial aid information for the University of the Incarnate Word.

Internet Editor/Writer, Colleges at BellaOnline.Com, 2006-2010

  • Manage, edit and write student- and parent-centered, higher-education content for the Colleges site at BellaOnline.Com.

Freelance Writer, FamilyLobby.Com, 2006-2007.

  • Provide content, on a freelance basis, for the Family and Education sections of FamilyLobby.Com

Internet Editor, CollegeForTexans.Com, 2000–2007

  • Design and maintain student/parent oriented, higher education information site for the THECB.

Managing Editor, The Inside Guide/CB Update (a publication of the Division of Student Services of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board), 1998 – 2007.

  • Design and maintain newsletter’s internet presence.
  • Oversee production and publication.
  • Read and edit copy for publication.
  • Conduct business transactions, including subscriptions and promotions
  • Diversity and equity in family, education and the workforce
  • PreK-16 linkages and workforce development
  • PreK-16 education and economic progress
  • SOCI 1311 Introduction to Sociology
  • HRES 3340 Organizational Development
  • ORGD 3340 Organizational Development
  • ORGD 3360 Teambuilding
  • HRES 3370 Compensation and Benefits
  • ORGD 3380 Total Quality Management
  • ORGD 3395 Organizational Change
  • ORGD 3360 Teambuilding – Spring
  • ORGD 4330 Organizational Learning
  • HRES 4350 Leadership in Organizations
  • ORGD 4350 Leadership in Organizations
  • HRES 4380 Capstone in Human Resources
  • ORGD 4380 Capstone in Organization Development
  • ORGC 6320 Organizational Behavior/Learning
  • ORGD 6330 Foundations of Organizational Research & Assessment
  • ORGD 6351 Foundations of Organizational Development
  • ORGD 6352 Interventions in Organizational Development
  • ORGD 6360 Leading Change
  • ORGL 6343 Strategic Leadership
  • ORGC 63CS Capstone in Organization Development
  • ORGC 3310 Organizational Communication
  • ORGC 3320 Persuasive Communication