Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • Spellman College

Beverly Tatum is president emerita of Spelman College, having served as president from 2002-2015. Currently she is the Spring 2017 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University. Widely known for her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education, she is the author of several books including the best-selling “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” and Other Conversations About Race (an updated 20th anniversary edition to be released in September 2017) and Can We Talk About Race? and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation. An active member of the Atlanta community, she serves on both local and national boards. Her numerous honors include the Brock International Prize for Innovation in Education in 2005, the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award in 2013, and the 2014 American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. Tatum holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Wesleyan University, a M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Michigan, and a M.A. in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.