Beecham, Tara

Lecturer in Writing
Coordinator of the Common Reading Program
Office Phone: 610-396-6409
Office Location: Franco, 144

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Tara Beecham is a Lecturer in Writing and the Coordinator for the Common Reading at Penn State Berks. She has taught various writing courses on campus, including Rhetoric & Composition, Technical Communication, The Editorial Process, Writing for the Social Sciences, and News for a Multimedia World. Online and hybrid instruction are areas of research that interest her, and she completed a Penn State Online Course Quality Grant in 2018.

Prior to her career in education, Beecham worked as a journalist for companies including Bloomberg News and as freelance writer. Her work has been published in a variety of media outlets, including Pittsburgh Magazine, the Chicago Reader, In Pittsburgh, Family Tree Magazine, Erosion Control, the Daily Local News, the New York Times (as a contributor from Bloomberg News), and she has also worked as a researcher for Outside Magazine and Bloomberg Personal Finance Magazine.