Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations about Race in the 21st Century

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College

November 18, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Commonwealth College Events Hall

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.

Dr. Tatum lectureShe 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.

The lecture is open to the entire campus community and sponsored by the College of Education, with support from the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development, the Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life, the Chancellor’s Office, and Commonwealth Honors College.