Faculty & Staff
Laura Hayden, EdD
- Assistant Professor of Counseling and School Psychology,
- 617.287.4034 Telephone:
- Laura.Hayden@umb.edu Email:
100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: Wheatley Building, floor 2, room 165
Laura Hayden, EdD Professor Hayden’s research team explores the relationship between physical activity and life skill development among at risk youth, with a focus on understanding how youth develop life skills to live healthier lives socially, emotionally, and academically. More specifically, Professor Hayden's research team is currently implementing and evaluating a sport-based youth development program designed to empower 5th grade Latina youth while subsequently helping them develop transferable life skills to assist in healthy decision making in and outside the classroom. Professor Hayden also explores how physical activity and sport can be used for life skill and competency development globally, with an emphasis on understanding how youth develop culturally relevant skills that contribute to their happiness and success within their community. Furthermore, Professor Hayden's research team is currently exploring how school counselors and school psychologists can collaborate with athletic coaches to create sport-based programs that facilitate socio-emotional development. PhD students interested in sport-based or physical activity-based influences on socio-emotional or academic development, with a national or global perspective, would be welcome to work with Professor Hayden.