Stacy McDonald

PhD

Associate Professor
Education

BA, Psychology, Holy Family University
MA, Psychology, University of Delaware
PhD, Psychology (Social Concentration), University of Delaware

Courses Taught

General Psychology (F2F and Online)
Social Psychology
Internship I and II
Statistics
Quantitative Research Methods
Advanced Research Methods
Junior Seminar in Psychology
Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Psychology

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

I strive to help students become excited about the field of Psychology by making the learning process enjoyable, yet challenging. I value the opportunities I have to mentor my students and offer support and guidance as they make decisions regarding their educational and career goals.

Publications

Meyer, M.L., & McDonald, S.A. (2016, January).  Taboo review.  Invited teaching demonstration presented at the 38th annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

McDonald, S.A., & Menago, D. (2015, March).  Top 5 techniques for creating blended and online courses.  Presentation given at the Quality Matters Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Education, Philadelphia, PA.

McDonald, S.A. & Meyer, M.L.  (2015, January).  Peer evaluation: Does it improve oral presentation performance?  Poster presented at the 37th annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

DellaPietra, L., Meyer, M.L., McDonald, S.A., & Dasch-Yee, K. (2012, January). Self-rated class participation: Does mid-semester feedback increase congruency between student and professor ratings? Poster presented at the 34th annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

DellaPietra, L., Meyer, M.L., McDonald, S.A., & Wiechnik, M. (2010, January). Do students overestimate their contribution to class? Accuracy of self-rated class participation.  Poster presented at the 32nd annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Additional Info

"Holy Family University welcomes and cares for students, faculty, and staff as members of a diverse but interconnected family." This is the core value of our mission that I recognized the most and sincerely appreciated when I was an undergraduate student at Holy Family. It is also one of the core values that brought me back to Holy Family as a faculty member.

Stacy McDonald
Contact
Office: HFH 308A
Phone: 267-341-3549