Beverly Daniel Tatum

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Beverly Daniel Tatum : biography

1954 –

Beverly Daniel Tatum is the current president of Spelman College.

Tatum received her B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. She also received an M.A. religious studies from Hartford Seminary. Tatum has received numerous honorary degrees, including a Doctor of Humane Letters from Bates College in 2000 and a Doctor of Letters from Washington and Lee University in 2006.

Tatum taught at Westfield State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara before joining Mount Holyoke College in 1989. She resided at Mount Holyoke for thirteen years as a professor of psychology, department chair, and dean of the College. In 2002, Tatum served as acting president while President Creighton was on leave. She then joined Spelman College as president.

Select scholarship

  • Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation" 2007
  • Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community (revised), 2000.