Tanya Judd Pucella

McCoy Associate Professor/Education Department Chair
Ph.D.-Public Affairs, University of Central Florida (2007); MA-Social Science Education, University of Florida (1996); BA-History, University of Florida (1995)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • General Methods
  • Education Capstone
Courses - Spring
  • Teacher to Leader


A native of Florida, Tanya Judd Pucella completed her doctorate in the College of Health and Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida. Her dissertation focused on the impact of certification by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards on burnout levels of teachers.  In addition, Judd Pucella has earned a Master's degree in History from the University of Florida. For ten years, she was a teacher and Learning Resource Specialist in the public school system of Orlando, FL. She utilized her background in K-12 education in designing the Teacher Leadership Certificate offered by the McDonough Center, and she currently serves as coordinator of the program.

In addition to her faculty position, Judd Pucella has served in a number of roles at Marietta College. These have included Director of Civic Engagement for the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business, the Director of the Worthington Center for Teaching Excellence, and now as Chair of the Education Department. Judd Pucella has been selected as a recipient of the John G. and Jeanne B. McCoy Teaching Excellence Professorship and has received the Harness Outstanding Educator Award in addition to being recognized as Outstanding Faculty Member by the MC Student Government Association.