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Tara Tull, M.A.

Chair & Assistant Professor Department of Human Services

Tara Tull, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Services, has been teaching at MSU Denver for 20 years. She is committed to social justice education with a specific emphasis on gender, sexual identity, and multicultural issues. One of her favorite classes to teach is Counseling the Gay and Lesbian Client.

Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, and Martin Luther King, Jr. have been big influences on Tara’s life. “All of them spent their lives on social justice and positive social change, supported those without rights, and worked on changing that,” she says. Tara’s own work on social justice issues goes far back: In the early 90s, Tara was involved in the development of the LGBT student services office on the MSU Denver campus – making it the first Colorado college to provide these services. She also worked on the Boulder Ballot initiative–the first local city ordinance that supported gay and lesbian rights. 

Outside of MSU Denver, you might find Tara teaching a meditation class, reading Jane Austin, attending a film at the Starz Film Festival, or enjoying a summer concert with friends at the Denver Botanic Gardens. She also serves as a board member of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, a statewide network of agencies dedicated to assisting victims of human trafficking.

Someday, Tara hopes to find the time to learn ballroom dancing.

At MSU Denver, I love the students, I love the mission, and I think we have amazing faculty and staff. Students get a good education here. In Denver, I love the sun, great restaurants, and the Botanic Gardens. I love being near the mountains and the historic buildings.

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