Kathy Meehan won the 2007 Madlyn Hanes award, created in 1998 to recognize 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. 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 developmental and emotional disabilities, cerebral palsy, sensory impairments, and PDD/autism spectrum disorders.
Kathy is passionate about instructional design and delivery in Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS) at Penn State Brandywine and committed to the development of skillful and knowledgeable human service professionals through the required 15 credit HDFS senior year internship sequence. She is a Canadian from Toronto who returned to the United States in 1998 after living and working in England for three years.
- Post-secondary instructor since 1980 - in NY, NC, England and PA
- Behavioral specialist in Discrete Trial Therapy, trained in Lovaas Applied Behavioral Analysis methods
- Director of Learning Assistance Center, Brevard College, NC
- Campus Counselor, Brevard College, NC