Mary Beth Arcidiacono
Lecturer, Education Studies
Office: Palamountain Hall, 217A
Telephone: (518) 580-5163
Mary Beth (Salmeri) Arcidiacono is a Doctoral Leadership Fellow studying Educational
Psychology at University at Albany. She is permanently certified as a special education
teacher for grades Pre-K through 12 in New York State. She has taught elementary
and middle school in New York. Her research interests including reading instruction
for older struggling readers and writing instruction to improve reading comprehension.
Mary Beth is presently studying best practices in writing instruction for students
with autism, and teacher practices in literacy instruction for children in 4th grade
and 9th grade. She has taught week-long literacy workshops to Masters students and
taught as an adjunct instructor for University at Albany Special Education Division.
She has presented her research conferences in New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.
Mary Beth did her undergraduate studies at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY
majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in economics. She worked
in Sports Marketing and as a paralegal for 10 year before receiving her Master’s Degree
in Special Education from the University at Albany.