Mary Beth Calhoon joined the University of Miami faculty in 2014. She is principal investigator of "Reading Achievement Multi-Component Program (RAMP-UP)," a five-year study funded by the federal Institute of Educational Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in Education and Human Development Special Education at Vanderbilt University in 1999. She was a special education teacher for 6th-12th grade students in Oklahoma before joining the New Mexico State University, Department of Special Education and Communications Disorders as an assistant professor. She was an associate professor at Georgia State University’s Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, and Lehigh University’s Department of Education and Human Services. She serves on the editorial boards of Annals of Dyslexia, Reading and Writing Quarterly, Learning Disabilities Research and Practice and Learning Disability Quarterly.
Her professional publications include "Rethinking adolescent literacy instruction," "Individual and group sensitivity to remedial reading program design: Examining reading gains across three middle school investigations," and "What is the best choice for scheduling remedial reading classes at the middle school level?"