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dr. tanya scotece, ph.d, lfd, cfsp

Licensed Funeral Professional &


Dr. Tanya Scotece, Ph.D., LFD, CFSP, known as "Dr. T" in student circles, is a seasoned leader in the field of funeral service and bereavement support. With a rich background spanning over two decades, Dr. Scotece has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to compassionate care and innovative solutions within the funeral industry.

Her journey began with a strong educational foundation, culminating in a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Adult Education. This extensive academic training formed the bedrock of her facilitation and presentation expertise. Currently, Dr. T is a sought-after educator and mentor, having been appointed as Program Coordinator for Funeral Service Education in January 2023 and serving as faculty at Miami Dade College, where she imparts her knowledge and passion for the field to the next generation of funeral service professionals. Through her engaging teaching style and commitment to lifelong learning, she inspires others to uphold the values of compassion, empathy, and excellence in their own practice.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Scotece’s contributions to the funeral service profession are manifold. As a licensed funeral director (LFD) and Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), she has dedicated herself to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Her deep understanding of funeral service regulations and practices has enabled her to guide families through the challenging process of honoring their loved ones with dignity and respect.

Dr. Scotece’s influence extends beyond academic and funeral practice. She is a dedicated advocate for advancing the conversation around death and bereavement in broader society through speaking engagements, workshops, and community outreach initiatives. She strives to promote greater awareness and understanding of end-of-life issues, ultimately fostering a more considerate and supportive culture around grief and loss. In addition, Dr. Scotece serves as a highly regarded expert witness.


As a thought leader and innovator, Dr. Scotece continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in her field. Her commitment to excellence, coupled with her profound empathy and dedication to serving others, make her a trusted and respected figure in both academic and professional circles alike.

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