Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues, Racial Issues/Hate Crime, Women's Issues
Conflict resolution, LGBTQ student issues, Lesbian theory, Sexual harassment and services, Hurdles facing nontraditional women students, Resources for women
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Human Services
Office Phone: 303-615-1259
Interviewed by: The Denver Post, CW2, 850KOA, 9NEWS
Tara Tull, M.S., is a retired associate professor and former chair in the Department of Human Services and Counseling at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
She joined MSU Denver in 1990 as coordinator of Women’s Services and was named associate director of the Institute of Women's Studies and Services in 1996, a position she held for 14 years. Tull served as an assistant dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and co-wrote the proposal to create what’s now known as the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services on campus, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2018. Additionally, she helped create the Scholarship Center and the Students to Watch awards program, which recognizes students who have overcome major obstacles to get an education.
Tull is trained as a mediator and gives presentation on a variety of issues relating to conflict. She is involved with the statewide Women of Color Conference and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Breakfast, helped establish the LGBTQ Student Services Office on the Auraria Campus and has advocated for physical accessibility to the National Historic Register houses on campus. Tull is committed to social justice education with emphasis on gender, sexual identity and multicultural awareness.
She received her master’s in women’s studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a bachelor’s in women’s studies from University of Colorado, Boulder.