Mary Clement

Mary Clement

Professor, Teacher Education

Department: Teacher Education
Phone: (706) 290-2654
Campus Box: 495019
Location: Cook 249

Short Bio

Dr. Mary C. Clement earned her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was the international president of Kappa Delta Pi from 2012 to 2014, and has given presentations throughout the U.S., as well as China, Germany, Canada, and Namibia, Africa.


  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • M.A., Illinois State University at Normal
  • Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching Interests

  • Undergraduate courses in instructional management
  • Foundations of education and psychology
  • Secondary curriculum and methods
  • Methods of teaching foreign languages.

Research Interests

  • The hiring and induction of K-12 teachers; specifically, the use of behavior-based interviews in hiring qualified teachers.

Field Experience

  • Professor, School of Education, Berry College (1997-Present)
  • Administrator and Coordinator, Beginning Teacher Program, Eastern Illinois University (1991-1997)
  • Supervisor of Secondary Pre-Student Teachers and Student Teachers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1988-1991)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish, Illinois State University, 1987-1988
  • High School Teacher, 1979-1987

Selected Publications

  • 13 books, including Get a Teaching Job NOW and 10 Steps for Hiring Effective Teachers.
  • Over 140 articles, including ones in the Kappan, the American School Board Journal, Educational Leadership, Principal, and Principal Leadership.

Professional Associations

  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • ASCD
  • Delta Kappa Gamma
  • PDK