Jeff La Marca.

 

Jeff La Marca, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Department of Educational Studies

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Jeff La Marca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Department of Educational Studies

Jeff La Marca, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Seton Hall University. He has many years of experience as a public school elementary classroom teacher and later as a music specialist. His interest in special education stems from considerable work as an advocate for exceptional individuals and a desire to help all students excel. At Seton Hall, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on special education and assessment. He particularly enjoys helping students to become passionate about teaching.

Dr. La Marca's research interests focus on the use of efficacious interventions for individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Specifically, he is examining the use of neurofeedback as an intervention in schools. Research suggests that neurofeedback may be useful for improving academic performance in children with ADHD. His current research study, "Evaluation of Artifact-Controlled Electroencephalographic (EEG) Training: A Pilot Study," is now underway as part of the PIRATE Project.

Prior to coming to Seton Hall, Dr. La Marca was a Lecturer of Special Education at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of California, Riverside (UCR). He taught courses for 18 years for the Institute on the Study of the Multiple Intelligences at UCR and was an instructor for six years with the Child Development Department at Victor Valley College. He has extensive experience presenting at international, national, and regional conferences on topics pertaining to special education, interventions for exceptional students in schools, and the use of music education as a tool to teach across the content areas. Recently, he has presented at conferences for the American Educational Research Association, the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the International Society for Neurofeedback. In addition, Dr. La Marca has held a variety of leadership positions with non-profit professional educational organizations including service on the National Board of Trustees of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association; as the President of the California Music Educators’ Association – Southern Section; and as the Founding President of the Inland Counties Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (est. 1988).