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Dean’s Office and Impact Presents: Dr. Beverly Tatum


September 9, 2020


Special Event


Evening MBA
Full-time MBA
Executive MBA




Scheller College of Business
Virtual Speaker Series


Impact presents a conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, hosted by Scheller College of Business Dean, Dr. Maryam Alavi.

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a clinical psychologist widely known for both her expertise on race relations and thought leadership in higher education. Her 13 years as the president of Spelman College (2002-2015) were marked by innovation and growth and her visionary leadership was recognized in 2013 with the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award. 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" and "Can We Talk About Race? and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation," Tatum is a sought-after speaker on the topics of racial identity development, race and education, strategies for creating inclusive campus environments, and higher education leadership.

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. A civic leader in the Atlanta community, Dr. Tatum is engaged in educational initiatives designed to expand educational opportunities for underserved students and their families. In Atlanta, she serves on the governing boards of the Westside Future Fund, Achieve Atlanta, Morehouse College, the Tull Charitable Foundation, and the Georgia Power Company. She is also on the boards of Smith College. TIAA Charitable, and the Educational Testing Service. 

She holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Wesleyan University and M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan as well as an M.A. in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.

This event is presented by the Scheller College of Business in collaboration with Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Impact is a weekly series of meaningful conversations, free and open to all. The talks provide students, and the larger community on and off-campus, the opportunity to network with and learn from, successful leaders and entrepreneurs from the corporate and social sectors.

The 2020/21 series will feature conversations on race, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The series is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.


Scheller College of Business

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Impact Speaker Series Website

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