Dr. Lauren McFadden has been at Seton Hall teaching elementary and special education courses since the fall of 2005. Prior to assuming a full-time position at the university, she taught fifth grade for five years while serving as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall. In addition to her current teaching and research duties, she is also the Faculty Counselor for Kappa Delta Pi and the Faculty Adviser for the Seton Hall University Dance Team.
Dr. McFadden's true passion lies in teaching. Thus, she strives each day to create engaging lessons, to instill a love of learning in her students and to model best practice while taking the time to make a personal connection with each student. Her main goal is to inspire her students to be the best teachers they can be, arming them with the skills and tools necessary to positively impact the lives of every one of their students, leaving no one behind.
- Ed.D., Seton Hall University, 2008
- Ed.S., Seton Hall University, 2006
- B.A. and M.Ed., Boston College, 1999
- "Utilizing self-assessment and supervisors' assessment to enrich understanding of teacher candidates' performance in the field"., Teacher Education and Practice, 25(3), 442-457., January 2012
- How Can Motivation and Self Efficacy Theory Inform Adolescent Literacy Teaching Practices? (Book Chapter), In J. Lewis Essential Questions in Adolescent Literacy, NY: Guilford Press, May 2009
- "A Study of the Impact of an Integrated Theatre Arts Program on the Cognitive Development of Lowest Socioeconomic Students in Grades 4 and 5, New Jersey" Journal of Supervision and Curriculum Development, 53, 72- 85, April 2009
- A Study of the Impact of an Integrated Theatre Arts Program on the Attitudes, Cognitive, Procognitive and Prosocial Development of Special Needs, Bilingual and the Lowest Socioeconomic Students, Seton Hall University, June 2008
- "Measuring Social Consciousness: Using Multiples of Evidence to Examine Teacher Dispositions", Journal of Ethnographic Qualitative Research, 2, 129- 137, April 2008
Grants and Awards:
- Awarded the Boston College University Housing, Men and Women for Others Award, May 1999.
- Kappa Delta Pi, Member, 2005.
- Seton Hall University Faculty Innovation Grant (FIG) recipient, May 2006. Focus: Integrating Digital Storytelling into the Curriculums of Introduction to Teaching I and Life in the Inclusive Classroom.
- American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) Research award. (2010, August).A Randomized Study of the Effects of Arts Integration on Student Outcomes. San Francisco, CA.
- Seton Hall University Faculty Innovation Grant (FIG) recipient, May 2011. Bridging Theory and Practice: Utilizing iPad 2s to Enhance Instruction and Engage Students.
- Seton Hall University Pirate of the Year award recipient, May 2011.
- Finkelstein, M., McFadden, L. Walker, E. (2008, March). A Randomized Study of the Effects of Arts Integration on Teacher and Student Outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York City, NY.
- Hindin, A., Mueller, M., May, G., Katz, D., McFadden, L. (2008, November). Understanding Teacher Candidates' Development of Social Consciousness. Poster session presented at the Seton Hall University Faculty Research Day Recognition Luncheon and Showcase.
- McFadden, L. (2009, January). A Randomized Study of the Impact of an Integrated Theatre Arts Program on Special Needs, Bilingual and Lowest Socioeconomic Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Hawaiian International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.
- McFadden, L. & Hindin, A. (2010, April). Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Their Performance in Field Experiences. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, Colorado.
- McFadden, L. & Rogers, K. (2011, November). Using Tablet Devices for Innovative Learning. Kappa Delta Pi Centennial Conference: Indianapolis, IN.