Roberta A. Gentry

Roberta Gentry
  • Assistant Professor
  • Foundations, Ldrshp, Spec Pop
  • Academic Degrees

    • B.A., Mary Baldwin College
    • M.T. University of Virginia
    • Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Roberta Gentry is an Assistant Professor in the Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations department of the College of Education. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in special education.
Dr. Gentry graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Mary Baldwin, a Master of Teaching degree in General and Special Education from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Special Education Disability Policy and Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to joining the University of Mary Washington, Dr. Gentry taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of South Carolina Upstate. She also worked in the public school setting as a special education teacher, special education administrator, and a contracted school psychologist for seventeen years.
Dr. Gentry’s research interests include mentoring special education teachers through the use of electronic mentoring, pre-service teacher education, and the use of technology with pre-service and in-service teachers. Dr. Gentry has written book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and has presented locally and nationally. She has also served as a reviewer for conferences and journals. She is a member of the Council of Exceptional Children and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.