Faculty & Staff
Laura Hayden, EdD
- Assistant Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, Director of School Counseling Program and Coordinator of School Counseling Online Program
- 617.287.4034 Telephone:
- Laura.Hayden@umb.edu Email:
100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: Wheatley Building, floor 2, room 165
Laura Hayden’s research explores the relationship between physical activity and life skill development among at risk youth, with a focus on understanding how youth use these life skills to live healthier lives physically, emotionally, and academically. She addresses the integral role of the school counselor in promoting students’ health and wellness through school-based physical activity programs and initiatives. Hayden’s second research interest explores how supervision and training that targets a social justice approach can contribute to counselor trainees and counselors’ professional development in urban, school-based setting. Students interested in sport-based or physical activity-based influences on psychosocial or academic development, with a national or global perspective, would be welcome to work with her. Additionally, students interested in exploring the relationship between social justice, multicultural awareness, and self-efficacy as counseling practitioners would be welcome to work on a research team with her. Hayden is a member of APA division 17 (Counseling Psychology), the Applied Association of Sport Psychology, and the Massachusetts School Counseling Association.