Dr. Beverly Tatum

"A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum"

Vita Nova 100
Office of Public Events, (909) 607-9372

President, Spelman College

Beverly TatumIn honor of Ally Month, please join SCORE in collaboration with the Office of the President in welcoming Dr. Beverly Tatum to campus.

Dr. Tatum is a scholar, teacher, author, administrator, and race relations expert. Prior to her appointment to the Spelman presidency in 2002, she spent 13 years at Mount Holyoke College, serving in various roles during her tenure there as Professor of Psychology, Department Chair, Dean of the College, and Acting President. Prior to joining the Mount Holyoke faculty in 1989, Dr. Tatum was an Associate Professor and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts, and a Lecturer in Black Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Tatum is a clinical psychologist whose areas of research interest include black families in white communities, racial identity in teens, and the role of race in the classroom.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Tatum taught her signature course on the psychology of racism. She has also toured extensively, leading workshops on racial identity development and its impact in the classroom. Her latest book, Can We Talk about Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation, released in 2007, explores the social and educational implications of the growing racial isolation in public schools.

Dr. Tatum’s presentation will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Vita Nova 100 at Scripps College. This event is free and open to the public.