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Marie McGrath, Ph.D.

Marie McGrath, Ph.D.

Marie McGrath is the Director of the Center for Advancement in Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning Excellence (CASTLE). Dr. McGrath is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, where she serves as Director of the MA/EdS Program in School Psychology and is a core faculty member in the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology. She has been an IU faculty member since Fall 2004. Dr. McGrath is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and a state and nationally certified school psychologist. Her primary teaching areas include psychometrics; research design; statistics; and biological, cognitive, and affective bases of behavior. Dr. McGrath has been recognized for her teaching and scholarship with the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)’s Early Career Psychologist Award in 2011; Immaculata’s Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012; and PPA’s Distinguished Contributions to School Psychology Award in 2017. She frequently co-authors articles and co-presents at local, state, and national psychological conferences with her students. In addition to her service at Immaculata, she currently serves on PPA’s Board of Directors.

Kristy A. Brumfield, Ph.D.
Kristy Brumfield, Ph.D.

Kristy A. Brumfield is a counselor educator who joined the faculty at Immaculata University as an associate professor in January 2015. Prior to this she was a member of the faculty at Xavier University of Louisiana and had been a counselor working with children and adolescents in New Orleans for more than 10 years. She is a licensed professional counselor - supervisor, a registered play therapist - supervisor, and a nationally certified counselor. While at Xavier University of Louisiana, Dr. Brumfield was actively engaged with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) and embraced the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Elizabeth Faunce
Elizabeth Faunce, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Faunce has been a member of the IU Business and Accounting Department for 17 years; serving five years as a full-time member and 12 years as an adjunct member.  She is proficient in teaching a multitude of economics and finance courses and is actively engaged in curriculum development for business courses in the accelerated environment.  For the last three years, Dr. Faunce has been engaged in research associated with improving faculty metacognition and has presented her findings at four national and international conferences during 2015.  She is very excited to be involved with the formation of the CASTLE at Immaculata.

Sister Judith Parsons
Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, Ph.D.

Sister Judith Parsons is an associate professor in the Philosophy Department.  Faced daily with the student perception that philosophy is difficult and useless, Sister Judith looks for new ways to engage students in what they are learning and to make philosophy “user friendly.”  Sister Judith is a proud member of IU’s academy for metacognition and praises this group for making her a better, more engaged teacher.

Melissa Reed
Melissa Reed, Ed.D.

Melissa Reed is the chair of the Education Division at Immaculata University.  Dr. Reed’s areas of expertise are technology integration in classroom instruction, educational leadership, and curriculum development.  She has presented her research locally and nationally. She presented at the International Research Methods Summer School at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland and the International Education Conference in London, England in June 2015.







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