Psychology Professor Marie McGrath wins Lindback Award
At its 88th annual Commencement on May 20, Immaculata University presented the Lindback Award to Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology Marie McGrath, Ph.D. This award is given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching.
A member of the faculty since 2004, McGrath coordinates the Department of Graduate Psychology’s School Psychology Certification and Psy.D. in School Psychology programs, and she is a core faculty member in the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program. She also advises students in each of these programs. She teaches courses focused on children with exceptional needs, psychometrics, and cognitive assessment. She also teaches internship seminars in school psychology and serves as the field site visitor for internship placements.
McGrath is a licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP) who does part-time clinical work in Chester County. She is a member of several professional organizations in psychology and education, including the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA). She was selected as the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Early Career Psychologist of the Year in 2011 and serves on PPA’s Board of Directors as the PPA School Psychology Board Chair.
McGrath received her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in School Psychology from Temple University. She has published articles and given presentations at professional conferences with students and colleagues on topics such as assessment and intervention, the use of neuroimaging techniques to examine executive functioning, adolescent suicide prevention, and students with learning disabilities.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized for my teaching by the Immaculata community, particularly given the degree to which teaching is both emphasized and valued here,” said McGrath. “I consider myself fortunate to be part of a community of outstanding teachers and scholars, and am thrilled to have been selected by that community for this award.”
Immaculata University is a residential, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.