Cheryl Tatum

Cheryl V. Cornwell Tatum Ph.D., D.B.A.

Affiliate Faculty

My history began in Chicago, Illinois, I have lived in Miami, Florida, and I now reside in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child growing up in Chicago my parents encouraged me by allowing me to believe that the sky was the limit, and that helped me in achieving my goals. While living in Miami I encounter a lifestyle change, therefore, I made a decision to go back to school. Upon relocating to Atlanta, I decided to continue my education where I attended undergrad at American InterContinental University (AIU). Later in life, I realized that I had an interest in learning all aspects of business; therefore, I wanted to share my passions with others by transferring my knowledge while teaching.

The passion for education and a love of teaching has been the engine that has fueled the achievement of the following academic credentials:


  • Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) In Business from Argosy University Atlanta


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Operations Management from American Intercontinental University Atlanta


  • Bachelors of Arts (BA), in Marketing from the American Intercontinental University Atlanta


After completing my education, I assessed the various teachers in my past and developed my teaching philosophy. I decided that I needed to open the mind’s eye of the students that I will have the pleasure of teaching. Opening the mind’s eye allows the student to see and think differently based upon their knowledge attainment. I marry the lesson with current events and I believe in repetition so that the students adapts to new concepts. Their academic knowledge becomes a life lesson that they can apply to worldviews.

My world views changed when I began my career working for Walgreens as a Store Manager, that opportunity allowed me to attain the knowledge required to secure a Field Sales position at American Greeting Cards. Currently, I work as a Senior Real Estate Specialist/Project Manager/Contractor for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In this role, I am responsible for securing land and office space for the Federal Government. This ensures the safety for the general flying public.  My experiences will allow me to teach with a grounded connection to my students as they work to meet the challenges of academia