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The Dr. Paula Show, Tuesday 8/23 at 11 AM: Dr. Alfred Tatum


The next Dr.Paula Show will feature Dr. Alfred Tatum, Dean of the College of Education and Director of the UIC Reading Clinic. The show will air on August 23rd at 11:00 AM. He will be discussing the actions taken by the college of education to promote health literacy, and will describe interventions and strategies to help people worldwide with low health literacy.

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 of ‘Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap, Reading 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.’ 

If you have any suggestions for topics or interviews you would like to hear on the Dr. Paula Show, let us know! Contact Brienne Lowry at

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