Kathleen McGoldrick


Kathleen McGoldrick, MLS

Clinical Associate Professor

Health Science Major
Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 409

Phone: 631-444-6436
Fax: 631-444-7621
E-mail: kathleen.mcgoldrick.1@stonybrook.edu

Kathleen McGoldrick (she/her/hers), clinical associate professor in the Health Science major, teaches Research Methods in Health Science, Scholarly Writing in Health Science, and two courses in the Disability Studies and Human Development concentration: Disability Health and Community and Disability and Employment. She has been a member of The Society for Disability Studies since 2008. Professor McGoldrick remains committed to advocating for the rights and inclusion of people with disability, specifically through curriculum development and student-centered learning activities for the Disability Studies concentration and other courses for the major.

Currently Professor McGoldrick is working alongside community-based recreation programs to educate volunteers who work with children with disability. She has been a volunteer student coordinator in the East Islip Soccer Club Just for Kicks program since 2011. In this role she coordinates Stony Brook SHP PT, OT, and Health Science student volunteers to act as peer mentors in a weekly adaptive soccer/TOPSoccer program for players age 5-21 with developmental disability during the 8-9 week fall and spring soccer seasons. Additionally, she facilitates senior instructor trainings for the Just for Kicks program utilizing a training program for volunteers using best practice methodology that she co-designed in 2011.

Professor McGoldrick’s scholarly interest include promoting greater awareness of the experiences of disabled people. She is currently PI on a study to evaluate the effectiveness of a peer mentor training program in an adaptive soccer program as well as PI on a grounded theory textual analysis of the phenomenon of sharenting through social media posts by parents of children with disability. Professor McGoldrick holds a Master of Library Science from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. Prior to completing her graduate studies, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Siena College.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McGoldrick, K., Zelizer, D., & Ray, S. A. (2018) Shifting perspectives: Enhancing healthcare professionals’ awareness through a disability studies undergraduate curriculum. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 7(1), 26-51.

Cuff, S., McGoldrick, K., Patterson, S., & Peterson, E. (2015). The intersection of disability studies and health science. Transformations, 25(2), pp. 37-50.

Other Publications (Books, Book Reviews, Book Chapters)

Patterson, S. & McGoldrick, K. (2021). “LOOK AT US…WE’RE WALKING.” Parental advocacy in the age of internet sharing. In Routledge Handbook on Children’s Rights and Disability. [Submitted]

McGoldrick, K. (2021). [Review of: Grubgeld, Elizabeth. Disability and Life Writing in Post- Independence Ireland]. Disability Studies Quarterly, 41(1). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v41i1

Zelizer, D., McGoldrick, K., & Firestone, D. (2017) Research methods in the health sciences. (Preliminary edition). San Diego, CA: Cognella, Inc. 

Professional Presentations (invited, Peer-reviewed, Symposia)

Refereed Presentations

McGoldrick, K. & Cuff, S. (2021). Whose story is it anyway? UMD Disability Summit, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

McGoldrick, K. (2015, April 27). The dreaded, “Because I want to help people”. Panel Presentation at Converging Sciences Summit, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Cuff, S. & McGoldrick, K. (2015, October 23). Increasing students’ perceptions of the value of the peer review process. Presentation at the 3 rd annual conference of The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking. Berkeley College, New York, NY.

McGoldrick, K. (2008, June). Recognizing the synergy between health science and disability studies. Panel Presentation at Society for Disability Studies Annual Conference, “Cosmopolitan? Disability Studies Crips the City,” Hunter College, New York, NY.

Non-Refereed Presentations

McGoldrick, K. (2015, February 11). Shifting perspectives: Enhancing healthcare professionals’ awareness through a disability studies undergraduate curriculum. Presentation at SHTM Research Seminar. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Cuff, S. & McGoldrick, K. (2012, April). TOPSoccer in Three Village Soccer Club. Poster presentation at SHTM Scholar Day. Stony Brook, University, Stony Brook, NY.