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Marie Leahy, SSJ, Ed.D.

Marie Leahy, SSJ, Ed.D.

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Associate Professor of Education
Chair of Undergraduate Education
St. Joseph Hall, 4th Floor, East Wing, SJ468
215.242.7757
Educational Background: 
  • Ed.D., School Administration: K-12 Educational Leadership, Widener University, 2013; Concentration: Curriculum, Instruction, and Staff Development
  • M.Ed., Multicultural Education, Eastern University, 2002
  • Certificate of Theology, Certificate of Art, and Elementary Education Instructional II Certification, Immaculata University, 1996
  • B.A., Economics & Business Administration, Ursinus College, 1987
  • B.A., Philosophy & Religion, Ursinus College, 1987
Courses Taught: 
  • Student Teaching Seminar, Middle Level
  • Writing Methods/Assessment
Scholarly Interests: 
  • The effects of parental mental illness on students and student achievement, curriculum and instruction, classroom management, multicultural education, and literacy.
Selected Presentations and Workshops: 
  • Dissertation: Reflections of Adults on Their School Experience Growing Up With a Severely Mentally Ill Parent, UMI Publishing, 2013. 
Duties: 
Professional Membership
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
  • Phi Kappa Phi, All-Discipline Academic Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society