Tara Harman, MS, RDN is an Instructor and the Dietetics Practice Coordinator in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. Tara earned her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and master's degree in Nutrition Sciences from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. During her master's, Tara researched the effectiveness of case studies as a teaching pedagogy and completed all credentialing requirements to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Tara is now completing her PhD in Health Education and Health Promotion with UAB's School of Public Health and researching the effectiveness of nutrition education on improved diet quality in food insecure post-secondary students.
Tara has diverse experiences working in academia, with government agencies (state, federal), and in the development of community-based nutrition programs. She currently teaches graduate courses in food science, menu planning, and food systems management and coordinates the internship schedules for the Department of Nutrition Sciences' didactic programs. Tara looks forward to teaching "Healthy People Healthy Planet" for the undergraduate degree program beginning in 2022.