Jeff Tatum, JD, PhD [ABD]

Jeff Tatum

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: 503-554-3279

The sociology program hired Jeff Tatum as a visiting assistant professor of sociology in 2014. He taught the previous five years on an adjunct basis at George Fox and Clark College, teaching both undergraduate courses and part-time MBA classes for the former. He taught previously for six years at Calvin College in Michigan, specializing in criminology and law and society courses, and instructed similar classes at the University of Virginia as a teaching assistant in the institution’s Department of Sociology from 1995 to 1998. His research and teaching interests include law and society, the sociology of culture, criminology, the sociology of the body and biomedical ethics. He also has eight years of experience practicing law as a trial and appellate litigator in New Mexico (1987-95).

Tatum pursued graduate studies in sociology at the University of Virginia and holds a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University School (1987) and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Texas Tech (1983). 

Academic Background

JD, Texas Tech University School (1987)
BA, Texas Tech University School (1983)

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