Kathleen McGoldrick, MLS
Clinical Associate Professor
Health Science Major
HSC, Level 2, Room 409
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.