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Ms. Meehan at campus lion statue

Title: Senior Instructor and Field Coordinator,
Human Development and Family Studies
Office: 207 G  Main Building
Phone: 610-892-1323
E-mail: kxm67@psu.edu

Kathy earned her B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester. Her senior thesis compared communication of tense in American Sign Language and English. Kathy’s M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology, also completed at the University of Rochester, focused on development, learning and instruction. Her Master’s thesis assessed indicators of inclusion education efficacy with specific populations, including intellectual, behavioral and emotional impairments, cerebral palsy, sensory impairments, and PDD/autism spectrum disorders. Kathy is committed to the development of skillful and knowledgeable human service professionals through the required 14 credit HDFS senior year internship sequence coursework.

Experience includes:

  • Post-secondary instructor and Internship Supervisor since 1980 - in NY, NC, England and PA
  • Behavioral specialist in Discrete Trial Therapy, trained in Lovaas Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Director of Learning Assistance Center, Brevard College, NC
  • Campus Counselor, Brevard College, NC

George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching T he Pennsylvania State University, March 2013
The George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching award recognizes outstanding teachers for their devotion and effort toward undergraduate teaching and is annually presented to only six faculty members across the University.

Distinguished Teacher Award The Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine campus, April 2010
The PSU Brandywine Distinguished Teacher Award honors and recognizes a full-time faculty member for exceptional teaching, and provides encouragement and incentive for teaching excellence and contributions to the Penn State Brandywine campus community.

Madlyn Hanes Award The Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine campus, April 2007
The Madlyn Hanes award award recognizes a full-time faculty member of Penn State Brandywine who has made outstanding contributions to the campus community through exceptional achievements in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, or service.