Assistant Professor of Psychology -- Counseling
Alexander ("Alex") Tatum, Ph.D., (he/him/his) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A. computer science), Georgia State University (M.S. mental health counseling), and Loyola University Chicago (Ph.D. counseling psychology). He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Program in Human Sexuality and is a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Counseling Psychology
and The Counseling Psychologist.
Dr. Tatum’s current research interests focus on (a) health outcomes of sexual and gender minority (SGM) employees’ workplace environments, (b) psychosocial outcomes of SGM minority stress processes such as internalized homonegativity/transnegativity, and (c) sexual health, broadly defined (e.g., sexual pleasure or lack thereof, kink/BDSM, internalized shame, HIV/AIDS). His teaching interests include vocational psychology, human sexuality/sex therapy, research methodologies, and practicum/internship training.