Kathleen Fadigan, Ed.D

Kathy Fadigan
Associate Teaching Professor, Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Program Chair, RHS
Office Phone
Office Location
Cloverly, 202

Teaching Interests and Courses Taught

Curriculum & Instruction Early Field Experience (CI 295)
Education Freshman Seminar: Environmental & Technological Literacy (EDUC 100S)
Science Education Secondary Science Teaching Methods I & II (SCIED 411 & 412)
Science Education Elementary Science Teaching Methods (SCIED 458)
Science Education Special Topics: Astrobiology for Everyone  (SCIED 497)
Biology - Introductory Biology I (BIOL 11) 
Biology - Global Climate Change: Sustainability of Select Tropical and Aquatic Ecosystems - Field Practicum in Panama (BIOL 297/497)

Research Interests

Increasing participation in STEM, especially underrepresented groups;  informal science education;  science fairs;  the role of authentic research experience in students' understanding of science practice and retention in STEM;  using technology to increase science content learning


Selected Publications List

Webb, R., & Fadigan, K. A. (2011). The history and current state of school-associated planetaria in Pennsylvania. Planetarian, 40 (3), 20-34.

McLaughlin, J., & Fadigan, K. A. (2010). The CHANCE (Connecting Humans and Nature Through Conservation Experiences) program: Transitioning from simple inquiry-based learning to professional science practice. In R. E. Yager (Ed.). Science for Resolving Issues/Problems. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.

Fadigan, K. A., & Cutler, A. (2009). A response to "A Sporting Chance: Editorial May/June 2009" [Letter to the editor]. The Journal of College Science Teaching, 39(2), 10-11.

Majerich, D. M., Schmuckler, J. S., and Fadigan, K. (2008). Compendium of science demonstration-related research from 1918-2008. Philadelphia, PA:  Xlibris Corporation.

Fadigan, K. A., & Peter, N. (2006). Systems of success: The George Washington Carver Science Fair. Science Scope, 30 (2), 42-45.

Fadigan, K. A., & Hammrich, PL. (2004).  A longitudinal study of the educational and career trajectories of female participants of an urban informal science education program.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 41 (8), 835-860.

Hammrich, P. L., Fadigan, K. A., Richardson, G. M., & Livingston, B. (2003). Sisters in sport science: A sport-oriented science and mathematics enrichment program. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 7 (3), http://unr.edu/homepage/crowther/ejse/ejsev7n3.html.


Ed.D., Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education, Science & Mathematics concentration, Temple University, 2003

Graduate Certificate, Women's Studies, Temple University, 2003

M.Ed., Secondary Science Education, Temple University, 1995

B.S., Biology, Temple University, 1993