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Marie McGrath: School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

Marie McGrath , Ph.D.

Graduate Program Director and Professor
Psychology | School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Marie McGrath
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  • Ph.D., Temple University, School Psychology
  • M.Ed., Temple University, School Psychology
  • B.A., Psychology, Villanova University

Professional Experience

Academic Appointments:

  • Stevenson University, Graduate Program Director and Professor, Psychology, August 2020-present
  • Immaculata University, Professor of Psychology, August 2004-August 2020

Other Professional Roles:

  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA
    • PPA Board of Directors, June 2011 – present
    • PPA President and Chair of Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and General Assembly, June 2019 – June 2020 
    • PPA Board Liaison to Pennsylvania Psychological Association of Graduate Students (PPAGS) Board of Directors, June 2016 – June 2018 and June 2020 – present
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation, Harrisburg, PA
    • Member, PPF Board of Directors, June 2018-present

Professional Practice Credentials:

  • Licensed Psychologist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • School Psychologist K-12 (Educational Specialist I),
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), National School Psychology Certification Board
  • E.Passport, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)


Areas of Focus:

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Learning, Attentional, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Psychology Training, Leadership, and Advocacy Practices


Recent Publications and Presentations:

  • McGrath, M. C. (2020, June). Presidential perspective: PPA 2020, COVID-19, and VUCA 2.0: Making sense of it all. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 80(6), 2, 17.
  • McGrath, M. C. (2020, May). Coping with COVID-19: Strategies for self-care. Highlights from the Hill: Immaculata University's Online Newsletter.
  • McGrath, M. C., & Slattery, J. M. (2020, April). The accidental purposeful online professor. Webinar presented for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.
  • McGrath, M. C. (2020, March). Presidential perspective: PPA 2020: Envisioning a perfect convention! The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 80(2), 2.
  • McGrath, M. C. (2020, March). PPA’s Emerging Leaders program: A brief overview. In E. Russ, J. Skillings, & S. L. Shullman (Chairs), SPTAs as leadership laboratories: An interactive leadership experience. Workshop presented at the annual American Psychological Association Practice Leadership Conference, Washington, DC.
  • McGrath, M. C., Deets, E., & Smith, L. (2020, February). Gender variance and ASD: Recognizing the links and supporting students. Practitioner conversation session presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Baltimore, MD.
  • McGrath, M. C. (2019, September). Presidential perspective: Leading by example. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 79(8), 2, 4.
  • Scholl, D. N., & McGrath, M. C. (2019, September). Social functioning in adolescent girls with ASD: Issues and interventions. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 79(8), 16-17.
  • McGrath, M. C., O’Leary Wiley, M., & Shmidheiser, M. (2019, August). Cultivating the next generation of organizational leaders: PPA’s Emerging Leaders Program. Discussion session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Thurrell, E., & McGrath, M. C. (2018, December). Effects of comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety on cognitive functioning in children and adolescents. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 78(12), 24, 27.
  • McGrath, M. C., Thurman, S. K., Raisch, M. M., & Lucey, E. (2017). Consideration of individual differences and environmental influences in assessment of temperament, self-regulation, and social skill development in young children: A framework for practitioners. In Garro, A. (Ed.), Early Childhood Assessment in School and Clinical Psychology. New York: Springer.


Graduate teaching areas include Research Methods and Statistics; Cognitive Assessment; Academic/Psychoeducational Assessment; Socioemotional/Behavioral Assessment; Biological, Cognitive, and Affective Bases of Behavior; and Children with Exceptional Needs.

Undergraduate teaching areas include Introduction to Psychology and Human Growth and Development.

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