• Doctor of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., 2007
  • Master of Education, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1988
  • Bachelor of Science Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1986

Thirty years of teaching, coaching, and administrative experience at Springfield College have led to Kathy Mangano's wholehearted belief in the Humanics philosophy. She strives to practice, as well as model, this philosophy of education. As a pedagogist, her interest is in significant learning, teaching her students: how to learn, foundational knowledge, application, integration, the impact of the human dimension, and the values necessary to become the best teachers possible.

Research Interests

  • Pedagogy
  • Educational Leadership

Courses Taught

  • Seminar in Higher Education
  • Instructional Effectiveness in Higher Education
  • Supervision and Mentoring
  • Practicum and Seminar in Elementary and Secondary Physical Education
  • Secondary Physical Education Methods and Pre-practicum: Grades 9-12
  • Legal Issues in Physical Education and Athletics

Certifications and Memberships

  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America
  • Eastern District of SHAPE America (EDA)
  • Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD)
  • National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE)
  • Women's Sport Foundation (WSF)