Associate Professor

Tameka L. Gillum, Ph.D.
Gurley 406, Troy
[email protected]

Froman 307, Albany
[email protected]


Ph.D in Ecological-Community Psychology, Michigan State University


Dr. Gillum is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences. She has over 20 years of research experience in exploring and addressing intimate partner violence/dating violence (IPV/DV) within racial/ethnic minority and sexual minority populations, development of culturally specific prevention and intervention efforts, health clinic based IPV interventions, and the mental health effects of IPV/DV victimization. She is a community psychologist who conducts community-based research utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Current Projects

Dr. Gillum’s current research involves investigating IPV among Kenyans and African immigrants to the U.S.

Recent Publications

Gillum, T. L. (2019) African American survivors of intimate partner violence: Lived experience and future directions for research. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2019.1607962

Gillum, T. L. (2019). The intersection of intimate partner violence and poverty in Black communities. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 46, 37-44. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2019.01.008

Gillum, T. L., Doucette, M.*, Mwanza, M.*, & Munala, L.* (2018). Exploring Kenyan women’s perceptions of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33, 2130- 2154. doi: 10.1177/0886260515622842

Bonomi, A., Eaton, A., Nemeth, J., & Gillum, T. (2017). The abuse litmus test: A tool to assess power and control in on-screen relationships. Family Relations, 66, 154-165.

Gillum, T. L. (2017). Adolescent dating violence experiences among sexual minority youth and implications for subsequent relationship quality. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 34, 137-145.

Doucette, M. L.*, Bulzacchelli, M. T., Gillum, T. L., Whitehill, J. M. (2016). The Massachusetts school sports concussions law: A qualitative study of local implementation experiences. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 44, 503-513.

Gillum, T. L., Williams, O. J., & West, C. M. (Eds.). (2016). African immigrant women and intimate violence: Issues, implications and future directions [Special issue]. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 25(1).

Gillum, T. L. (2016). Dating violence and African immigrant youth. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 25(1), 18-32.

Mose, G. B. & Gillum, T. L. (2016). Intimate partner violence in African immigrant communities in the United States: Reflections from the IDVAAC African women’s round table on domestic violence. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 25(1), 50-62.

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