Beverly Tatum

Beverly Tatum is the president of Spelman College, a historically black liberal arts college for women in Atlanta. Before becoming Spelman’s president in 2002, Tatum was a professor of psychology at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Prior to Mount Holyoke, Tatum taught psychology at Westfield State College and was a lecturer in black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Tatum’s research interests include black families in white communities, racial identity in teens, and the role of race in the classroom. She has written three books, including 2007’s Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation.

President Barack Obama appointed Tatum to the Advisory Board for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Tatum received the Brock International Prize in Education in 2005 for her leadership and academic contributions.

President of Spelman College

Areas of Expertise: Higher Education, Clinical Psychology, Race Relations, Race, Racial Identity

Location: Atlanta, GA

Contact Info:

Mobile: (404) 569-2789

Office: (404) 270-5822

Twitter: @BDTSpelman

You can also email or call the President’s Office at Spelman:

Email: presidentsoffice@spelman.edu

Office: (404) 270-5001

Or you can contact Tomika DePriest or Terrilyn Simmons:

Tomika’s Email: tdepriest@spelman.edu

Office: (404) 270-5060

Terrilyn’s Email: tsimmons8@spelman.edu

Office: (404) 270-5822

Mobile: (404) 569-2789

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