Assistant Professor


Dr. Bethany L. Scullin began her career at the University of West Georgia in August of 2017 where she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literacy and Special Education. Bethany earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with Specializations in Literacy and Urban Education at Kent State University (2010-2014). Before coming to UWG, Bethany taught for ten years in southwest Florida in second, third, fourth, and fifth grade. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12) from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (2000) and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida (2008). She also served as a full-time temporary instructor (2010-2016) and Assistant Professor (2016-2017) in the Department of Middle & Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Edinboro University located in northwest Pennsylvania. In addition, she earned National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy (2008-20018) and is also an English as a Second Language Program Specialist (K-12). Bethany is currently co-director of the Cherokee Rose Writing Project, housed at UWG, and co-editor of the Ohio Reading Teacher. She also serves on the National Council of Social Studies Notable Trade Books Award Selection Committee. Bethany's research interest include developing a culturally relevant literature-based reading curriculum for African American adolescent male students and promoting race-talk through picture books in elementary classrooms. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, visiting family, and spending time with her two children, Ava and Isaac, and her husband, Scott.

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Special Education (K-12) and Elementary Education (K-6), Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of South Florida, 2008
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Kent State University, 2014
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Summer 2018 Sections

    • READ-3251 (Children's Literature) Section: 01
    • READ-4251 (Assess/Correction Read Educ) Section: 01

    Spring 2018 Sections

    • READ-3251 (Children's Literature) Section: 01
    • READ-3262 (Tch Content/Process:Read Educ) Section: 02
    • READ-4251 (Assess/Correction Read Educ) Section: 01

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • READ-3251 (Children's Literature) Section: 02
    • READ-4251 (Assess/Correction Read Educ) Section: 01
    • READ-4251 (Assess/Correction Read Educ) Section: 02