The And Race Expert Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

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About the Authors Author, scholar, and race expert Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is the former president of the Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Tatum received her B.A. in psychology at Wesleyan University, and her M.A. in religious studies at Hartford Seminary. She also received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Tatum began her career serving as an Associate Professor and Assistant Professor at Westfield State College and a Lecturer of Black Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She later went on to serve in various roles at Mount Holyoke College. Tatum served as the chair of the psychology and education department and dean of the college. She was later appointed as the Vice President of Student Affairs and then as the President of the college. In August 2002, she was appointed as the ninth president of Spelman College, were she served until 2015. Tatum set goals for the college, accomplished them, and made campus improvements during her term as president. Some of her improvements include, but are not limited to, the renovation of four historic buildings and expansion of the campus, completion of a green residence hall and the renovation of Rockefeller Hall. While serving as president at Spelman, the college launched a Wellness Revolution. Tatum was the first president in the State of Georgia and the first president of a historically black college to

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