Darlene Fewster

Associate Professor

Darlene Fewster

Contact Information

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Psychology Building, Room 303

Education

Ed.D., Special Education, Johns Hopkins University

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Loyola University, Baltimore

B.A., Elementary Education, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Areas of Expertise

Neuroscience and Learning
Teaching Students with Disabilities and Exceptionalities
Mathematics Instruction
Traumatic Brain Injury
Neuropsychological and Psycho-Educational Assessment
Universal Design for Learning

Biography

Dr. Fewster is a faculty member in the Department of Special Education and has taught more than 13 undergraduate courses and four graduate courses. Dr. Fewster was instrumental in the development of the Elementary Education Special Education program for which she serves as an advisor. In addition to teaching courses on campus, Dr. Fewster has supervised interns in the Special Education program in various Professional
Development Schools throughout the state of Maryland. Dr. Fewster’s scholarship includes presenting at more than 80 conferences for such professional organizations as the World Congress of the International Brain Injury Association, the American Educational Research Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, and the International Reading Association. Dr. Fewster has assumed a leadership role on numerous committees at Towson University and for her academic discipline. Dr. Fewster takes great pride in her teaching and enjoys being with her students. Preparing students for the teaching profession is an honor and a responsibility that she assumes with enthusiasm.

Selected Publications

Fewster, D. & Kerrigan, M. (2018, May). Functional recovery following pediatric traumatic brain injury: Implications for school psychologists. Paper session presented at the Washington County School Psychologist Association Conference, Washington County, Maryland. 

Fewster, D. (2018, April). The impact of trauma on children and adolescents: Implications for creating trauma-sensitive environments that are safe and supportive. Paper session presented at the Maryland Council for Exceptional Children Annual Professional Development Conference, Columbia, Maryland. 

Fewster, D. (2018, March). Mental concerns following traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents. Paper session presented at the North American Brain Injury Society Conference, Houston, Texas. 

Fewster, D. (2018, March). Minimizing the barriers for children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury: Implications for families and schools. Paper session presented at the North American Brain Injury Society Conference, Houston, Texas. 

Fewster, D. (2017, November). The impact of trauma on the healthy and developing brain. Paper session presented at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children’s 40th Annual Conference, Savannah, Georgia. 

Fewster, D. (2017, November). Brain-based teaching for maximzing the potential of students with learning disabilities.Paper session presented at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children’s 40th Annual Conference, Savannah, Georgia.

Kerrigan, M., & Fewster, D. (2017, March). Brain injury: Why does it matter what they are coded? Presented at the 2017 Brain Injury Association of Maryland Annual Conference, Timonium, MD.

Fewster, D. (2017, February). Retraining the brain to learn mathematics: Implications for students with learning differences. Presented at the Maryland Council for Exceptional Children 2017 Professional Development Conference and Annual Meeting, Columbia, Maryland.

Fewster, D. (2012). Developing a Sense of Becoming a Special Educator. In R.W. Blake, Jr. & B. E. Blake Becoming a teacher: Using Narrative as
reflective practice. A cross-disciplinary approach. (pp. 32-57) New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishers.

Pitcher, S., Dicembre, E., Martinez, G., Fewster, D., & McCormick, M. (2010). The literacy needs of adolescents in their own words. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 53(8), 636-644.

Selected Service and Leadership

Senator, Towson University Senate
Faculty Representative, Towson University President Search Committee
Professional Development School Liaison- Towson University
Department Representative, Towson University Teacher Education
Executive Board
College of Education Representative, Towson University Curriculum Committee
Chair and Co-Chair, College of Education Council
Chair, College of Education Scholarship Committee
Chair, Department of Special Education Promotion & Tenure Committee
Chair, Department of Special Education Merit Committee
Chair, Department of Special Education Faculty Search Committee
onsulting Editor, SCIENCE Activities: Classroom Projects & Curriculum Ideas

Grants

Awarded 12 Maryland State Improved Grants

Special Recognition

Awarded the College of Education Excellence in Teacher Education Award

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association (Full Member Status)
International Brain Injury Association
Council for Exceptional Children
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics