Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Tara L.R. Beziat


What year did you graduate and which programs(s) did you complete?
I graduated in May 2012 with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Since graduation, where have you been employed?
Currently, I am employed at the University of South Carolina - Aiken as a faculty member in the School of Education.

What is a typical day for you?
A day in my life is preparing for my classes since I teach a 4/4 course load, grading assignments, working on various research/writing projects, building relationships with faculty, and thinking of ways to improve education at the collegiate and K-12 levels.

What has been your biggest challenge thus far?
One challenge that was daunting to me was finding employment after my graduation. However, I had an amazing adviser and mentor, Dr. Chris Was, who created opportunities for me at Kent, that allowed me to eventually find a position that suited me.