Kathleen Fadigan, Ed.D

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

Educational Background

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

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.

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)