Dr. Beth Mabry is a Professor of Leadership and Change. Beth’s skills and expertise both complement and contribute to strengthening the curriculum and expanding faculty capacities to serve our students. As a sociologist, Beth brings a social lens to the fundamentally multidisciplinary framing of issues of community and organizational leadership and change. Additionally, she has capacity in both quantitative and qualitative methods, including secondary analysis of large data sets. Of particular interest, her own work examines issues of aging, social policy, and intergenerational relationships, as well as conflict in systems of race, class, gender, and identity. Beth has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses for over 20 years, with lots of experience chairing dissertations, mentoring doctoral students, and teaching in both on-site and hybrid program models. Beth is so excited about this new adventure in her professional life that she actually started working with faculty in late Spring 2020 as we plan the upcoming year’s residencies, proseminars, and rich educational offerings.
Postdoctoral, University of Southern California, 1999-2002 (Gerontology)
Fellowship, National Institute on Aging, Multidisciplinary Research in Aging Training Program
PhD, Virginia Tech, 1999 (Sociology)
Dissertation: “Social Structure and Anger: Social Psychological Mediators”
MS, Virginia Tech, 1994 (Adult Education)
BS, Virginia Tech, 1987 (Sociology)
Leadership and change, social processes, and research methods.