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RILE Speaker Series: A Conversation with Dr. Beverly D. Tatum
Join Dr. Arnetha Ball in a conversation about race and education with Dr. Beverly Tatum in one of Dr. Tatum’s last speaking events during her quarter as a Stanford guest scholar.
Dr. Tatum is President Emerita of Spellman College, having served as president from 2001 to 2015. Widely known for her expertise on race relations, she is author of several books including 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). Her work highlights the urgent need for conversations about race, emphasizing the continued racial segregation of schools and the impacts that this has on achievement of racial minorities.
Dr. Tatum holds a BA degree in psychology from Wesleyan University, an MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, and a MA in religious studies from Hartford Seminary.
Dr. Arnetha Ball is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor in the Graduate School of Education and is Director of the GSE’s Stanford Race, Inequality, and Language in Education Program (RILE). She also serves as a member of SCOPE's Faculty Advisory Board.