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USC Aiken Directory


Judy Beck, PhD


Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)

The University of Toledo. Curriculum & Instruction (Minor: Research & Measurement; Emphases: Science Education & Educational Psychology). June, 1997. Dissertation: Teachers' Beliefs Regarding the Implementation of Constructivism in their Classroom.

Master's Degree (M.Ed.)

The University of Toledo. Secondary Education. June, 1995. Thesis: Teachers' Beliefs Regarding the Implementation of Personal Relevance in their Classroom.

Bachelor's Degree (B.S.)

Bowling Green State University. Secondary Education with Comprehensive Science certification (grades 7-12). August, 1989. National Student Exchange - New Mexico State University, Fall Semester, 1987.

Professional Experience

University of South Carolina Aiken

July 2015 – present

  • Dean, School of Education

University of South Carolina Upstate

April 2014 – June 2015

  • Interim Vice Chancellor/Executive Director, USC Upstate, Greenville campus

July 2007 – June 2015

  • Full professor, tenured (awarded 2008), School of Education
  • Director of Teacher Education Programs, Greenville campus
  • Director, Middle Level & Secondary Education Programs (2007- 2013)

August 2003 – June 2007

  • Associate professor, tenure-track, School of Education
  • Director, Middle Level & Secondary Education Programs

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

July 2002 – August 2003

  • Associate professor, tenured, Department of Educational Studies August 1996 – June 2002
  • Assistant professor, Department of Educational Studies