Beth Murray-Pendergraft

Department Chair

Beth Murray-Pendergraft

Department Chair

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Teaching and Leading

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Other Duties

Interim Chairman, Teaching and Leading

Program Director, Teaching and Leading

  • (706) 737-1414
  • UH 382

Education

  • Ph.D., Education, Other Georgia State University, 2008

  • MED, Early Childhood Edu and Teachi Augusta State University, 1993

  • BA, Early Childhood Edu and Teachi Augusta State University, 1987

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • EDTD 6120

    Basic Instruction in Literacy
  • EDTD 6222

    Current Best Prac. in Literacy
  • ECED 3212

    Literacy I: Basic Literacy ECE
  • ECED 4313

    Literacy II: Adv. Inst. ECE
  • EDTD 6950

    Selected Topics: Diversity: Jamaica
  • EDTD 4950

    Selected Topics: Social-Cult Persp: Jamaica

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Empowering Young Children in Poverty by Improving Their Home Literacy Environments, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Examining Elementary Teachers’ Self-Efficacy in three settings in the Southeast. , 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Understanding the impact of a state-wide reading consortium on literacy teacher educators, 2006
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • 2015 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Program Coordinator 2015 - Present

  • University Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Strategic Planning Environmental Scanning Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • College of Education Faculty Development Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • COE Promotion and Tenure 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • College of Education Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Professional Education Council 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • COE Scholarship Committee 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • University Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Convocation
  • 2015 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Graduation
  • Institutional Study Abroad 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • SACS Visit Review 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • International Literacy Association 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • International Literacy Association 2012 - Present