Faculty/Staff Profile

Mary Beth Slone

Mary Beth Slone, Ph.D.

Area Coordinator and Associate Professor

Phone: 678-839-6113 | Fax: 678-839-6153

Email:  mbslone@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 150


Dr. Mary Beth Slone is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Educational Innovation, College of Education. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Educational Psychology to include courses in the areas of learning, teaching, and human growth and development. Her research focus is in the area teacher efficacy, as well as the role of disability in higher education (particularly within academia). Prior to her appointment at UWG, Dr. Slone was certified in the Maryland public schools in the area of Social Science (7-12). Dr. Slone has received teaching awards at the department, college, and university levels.


  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Secondary Education, Salisbury University, 1987
  • M.Ed., Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Memphis, 1993
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology and Research, University of Memphis, 1997

Courses and Sections

Selected Publications

  • Slone, M.B. (2007). Navigating the academy when your ship is thrown off course: The effects of Multiple Sclerosis on one college professor. In Multiple Voices and Identities in Higher Education: Writings by Disabled Faculty and Staff in a Disabling Societ
  • Slone, M.B. & Hancock, M. (2008). Teacher efficacy and career indecision among pre-service teachers: A model of direct and indirect effects. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 21, 24-29. [View Publication]