Division of Marketing & Communications
Tamara Chapman started her career in newspaper journalism, working for the El Paso Times and business journals in Richmond, Va., and Jacksonville, Fla. Later she moved into magazine journalism, editing a city magazine in Florida and an arts association quarterly.
Since joining the communications staff at DU in 1998, she has written and edited for practically every department on campus. She edited the book Built for Learning (University of Denver, 2008), and has been a frequent contributor to the University of Denver Magazine since its launch in 2000. Among the subjects Tamara has tackled for DU are binge drinking, the Islamic faith, bassist Charlie Burrell, population growth, autodidacts and the decline of bookstores.
Tamara has a BA in journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master’s in European history from the University of Texas at Austin.
An indefatigable lover of magazines and books, Tamara is frequently spotted at libraries and independent bookstores. She tends an unruly garden and lives in Denver with her husband, daughter and assorted pets.