Dr. Beth Mabry Professor

Office Location

McElhaney Hall, Room 112-E



  • University of Southern California, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Gerontology
  • Virginia Tech, PhD, Sociology
  • Virginia Tech, MS, Adult Learning
  • Virginia Tech, BS, Sociology

Areas of Research and Teaching Interest

Aging, Applied Theory and Research, Families, Leadership Development, Research Methods, Sociological Social Psychology

Dr. Beth Mabry's C.V.


  • SOC151 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 336 Sociology of Families
  • SOC 345 Sociological Social Psychology
  • SOC 357 Sociology of Aging and the Life Course
  • SOC 460 Social Research Methods I
  • SOC 461 Social Research Methods II
  • SOC 581 Social Structure and Personality
  • SOC 757 Aging and Society
  • LDRS 800 Proseminar in Administration and Leadership
  • LDRS 801 Leadership Theories
  • LDRS 802 Leadership Applications


Beth Mabry's teaching currently centers on undergraduate social research methods and doctoral leadership education courses. Her scholarly work examines issues of stress, coping, and well-being; social roles, identity, and the self; family and intergenerational relationships; the adult life course; and aging and social policy. She teaches courses in research methods, sociology of families, interpersonal dynamics (sociological social psychology), aging and the life course, and principles of sociology, as well as leadership theories and applications.

Mabry serves IUP as an at-large member of the University Planning Council and as an Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects alternate. She was co-chair of the University Scholars Fora for a decade, and works on undergraduate and graduate curricula development for sociology, including Writing Across the Curriculum. She is engaged in mentoring and service roles in the Department of Sociology, as well as in the Administration and Leadership Studies, Nonprofit, and Public Sector PhD program at both the Indiana and Harrisburg sites.

Completed dissertations and theses chaired by this faculty member