Faculty & Staff

Alfred Tatum, PhD

Dean and Professor

Alfred W. Tatum is the Dean of the College of Education and director of the UIC Reading Clinic. Tatum's research focuses on the literacy development of African American males, particularly the roles of texts and writing to advance their literacy development. He is interested in how texts can be used as tools to preserve one's humanity. He is the author ofTeaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement GapReading For Their Life: (Re) building the Textual Lineages of African American Adolescent Males, and Fearless Voices: Engaging the Next Generation of African American Male Writers.  

Education

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago