Faculty Workshop with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Former Dean of Faculty and Acting President of Mount Holyoke College, and Ninth President of Spelman College (2002-2015), Dr. Tatum is widely recognized as a race relations expert and leader in higher education.  Her areas of research include racial identity development, and the role of race in the classroom. She is the author of “Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation ‘ (2007) and “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations about Race” (1997) as well as “Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community” (1987).

Dr. Bev Tatum

Dr. Tatum is widely recognized as a race relations expert and leader in higher education.  Her areas of research include racial identity development, and the role of race in the classroom. She is the author of “Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation ‘ (2007) and “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations about Race” (1997) as well as “Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community” (1987).  In 2005, Dr. Tatum was awarded the prestigious Brock International Prize in Education for her innovative leadership in the field.   A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she was the 2014 recipient of the APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.  She is also a member of the American Philosophical Society.

She holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Wesleyan University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Michigan, as well as an M.A. in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.  Over the course of her career, she has served as a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Westfield State University, and Mount Holyoke College. She served as dean and acting president at Mount Holyoke College and is President Emerita at Spelman College.