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Tanya Judd Pucella

Tanya Judd Pucella

Associate Professor of Education and Leadership Studies

Dept: McDonough Leadership; Civic Engagement




Office: MCDH 103

Degrees: Ph.D. (University of Central Florida), 2007; Master's in Social Science Education (University of Florida), 1996; Bachelor's in history (University of Florida), 1994

Year appointed: 2006

A native of Florida, Tanya Judd Pucella is an Assistant Professor of Education and Leadership Studies. She completed her doctorate in the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida. Her dissertation focused on the impact of certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards on burnout levels in teachers. In addition, Judd Pucella has earned a master's degree in social science education and a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Florida. For the previous ten years she has been a teacher and administrator in the public school system in Orlando, Florida. Judd Pucella utilized her background in K-12 education in designing the Teacher Leadership Certificate offered by the McDonough Center, and currently serves as the coordinator of the program.

Dr. Judd Pucella's research interests include teacher leadership, educator burnout, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and nonprofit organizational capacity. She recently concluded a comprehensive study of nonprofit capacity in the Mid-Ohio Valley.