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Dr. Charles Tatum

Dr. Charles Tatum
National University
(858) 642-8476

Dr. Charles Tatum received his Ph.D. as a research psychologist in 1973 from the University of New Mexico. After receiving his degree, he took a position at Cornell College and spent 12 years as an assistant and associate professor. He served as Chair of the Department of Psychology at Cornell for seven years. In 1985, Dr. Tatum moved to San Diego and spent 14 years with the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center and the Naval Health Research Center. During his career as a researcher for the Navy he studied performance measurement, work productivity, human-computer interface design, and health psychology. In addition to his scientific interest in these areas, Dr. Tatum has consulted with public and private organizations to develop programs for measuring and improving productivity, work motivation, education, and training (clients include the Navy; DoD; Howard County, Maryland; McDonnell-Douglas Corp., San Diego Community College District, San Diego City College, and Booze-Allen-Hamilton). In 1999, Dr. Tatum joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at National University. He served as the Chair of the Department for six years. Currently, his duties included administering the MA in Human Behavior, teaching classes in human behavior, and conducting research in organizational psychology, adult education, and accelerated learning.

Courses Taught:

HUB601A: Organizational Behavior
HUB642: Theories of Behavior Change
HUB650: Foundations of Behavioral Research
HUB660: Assessment in Organizations
HUB670: Research Applications
HUB680: Integrative Project in Human Behavior

Selected Publications:

Tatum, B. C. (2014). Learning-learning: Facts, theories, and principles. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Tatum. B. C. (2013). A predictive model of academic performance. In R. Haumann & G. Zimmer (Eds.), Handbook of academic performance: Predictors, learning strategies and influences of gender (pp.109-126). Hauppauge, N.Y: Nova Science.

Tatum, B. C. (2012). Testing a model of work performance in an academic environment. SAGE Open, 2(2), 1-8. DOI 10.1177/2158244012443543

Tatum, B. C. & Lenel, J. C. (2012). A comparison of self-paced and lecture/discussion methods in an accelerate learning format, Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching, 5(1), 139-156.

Tatum, B. C. (2010). Accelerated education: Learning on the fast track. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching, 3(1), 35-51.

Tatum, B. C. & Eberlin, R. J. (2008). The relationship between organizational justice and conflict style. Business Strategy Series, 9(6). 297-305.

Tatum, B. C., & Eberlin, R. J. (2008). Making just decisions: Organizational justice, decision making, and leadership. Management Decisions, 46 (2), 310-329.

Tatum, B.C., & Eberlin, R. (2007). Leadership, ethics, and justice in strategic decision making. Business Strategy Series, 8(2), 303-310.

Tatum, B. C., & Eberlin, R. J. (2006). Organizational justice and conflict management styles: Teaching notes, role playing instructions, and scenarios. International Journal of Conflict Management, 17 (1), 66-81.

Tatum, B. C., Hayward, P., & Monzon, R. (2006). Faculty background, involvement, and knowledge of student transfer at an urban community college. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 30, 195-212.


Ph.D. Experimental Psychology
University of New Mexico