Dr. Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum is Helping WOMEN Achieve Goals
Dr. Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum is passionate about helping women, non-profit executives, and educational leaders achieve their goals. Dr. Brooks-Tatum is Executive Director of Creative Research Solutions, a consulting firm that helps non-profits and educational institutions improve their performance through research. She co-founded the firm in 2009 with her husband Dr. Travis Jonathan Tatum, right before completing her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in American Studies in 2010.
Dr. Brooks-Tatum is also Founder of the National Annual Black Women’s Life Balance and Wellness Conference, whose mission is to provide an open, honest, and intergenerational space for women to learn and share strategies for achieving balance and wellness in all areas of life. With Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, she is Co-Editor of Reading African American Experiences in the Obama Era: Theory, Advocacy, Activism (Peter Lang Press, 2012), and has a chapter on Christian hip-hop in the forthcoming volume Hip-Hop Spirituality and Urban God Talk, edited by Dr. Andre Johnson. Her book in-progress, The Holy Hip-Hop Movement, examines the global impact of hip-hop culture within the context of Christian hip-hop.
As a teacher-scholar-activist, Dr. Brooks-Tatum co-created an educational, performance-based program in Detroit, Michigan with Detroit high school students titled “Living the Arts,” and was selected as a Michigan Teaching Fellow for her excellence in teaching and mentorship. She is currently Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at Agnes Scott College and has taught at the Interdenominational Theological Center (GA) and Roger Williams University (RI).
Look for Dr. Shanesha R.F. Brooks-Tatum in the next edition of PeopleYou Need to Know Magazine.