Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs

Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs
  • Undergraduate Faculty

Associate Professor of Political Science

Chair, Department of Political Science

Associate Professor of African American Studies

Virginia E. Lewis Professor of Political Science

Rosenstock Hall, Room 117


I specialize in American politics, race and politics, African American religion, public policy, gender and politics, and urban politics. My work is interdisciplinary and my current research focuses on the black megachurch phenomenon and faith-based community development. My publications focus on the black church and politics, megachurch-based community development and black women's contemporary political activism.

I am the author of The Black Megachurch, Theology, Gender and the Politics of Public Engagement, (2011) Baylor University Press. 


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.A., Hampton University