Mary Beth Calhoon, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Special Education from the Peabody College, Vanderbilt University in 1999. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami.
Her primary area of expertise focuses on literacy, mathematics, peer-tutoring, and Date-Based Instruction for K-12 classrooms.
Dr. Calhoon has been Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, or Investigator on multiple federal and state funded research grants in the area of literacy for adolescents with and at-risk for reading disabilities. Dr. Calhoon is the author of numerous articles published in highly reputed journals including, Reading and Writing an Interdisciplinary Journal, Learning Disabilities Quarterly, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Assessment for Effective Interventions, Remedial and Special Education, Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, Annals of Dyslexia, IDA Perspectives, and Journal of Direct Instruction. She has been an editor of special issues; Annals of Dyslexia, Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, and Learning Disability Quarterly, and member of multiple editorial boards.
She is a frequent presenter at international, national, state, and local, conferences on instruction and assessment in literacy and mathematics. Dr. Calhoon served as President of The Council for Learning Disabilities, an international organization dedicated to the support of persons with Learning Disabilities.