Artika Tyner – 2017 Top 100 Under 50

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Artika Tyner, PhD
Associate VP of Diversity and Inclusion
University of St. Thomas

Dr. Artika R. Tyner is the Associate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at St. Thomas University. She received her B.A. from Hamline University. Due to her passion for advocating for social justice and educational policy reform, she decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of St. Thomas. Tyner earned her Master of Public Policy and Leadership in order to gain tools for effecting social change through policy reform efforts. Later, inspired by the legacy of W.E.B. Dubois, she obtained a Doctorate in Leadership. Dr. Tyner provides leadership development and career coaching for young professionals. She has also developed leadership educational materials for K-12 students, college/graduate students, faith communities and nonprofits. She also teaches leadership coursework on ethics, critical reflection, and organizational development. Her research focuses on diversity/inclusion, community development, and civil rights. She serves as a global citizen by supporting education, entrepreneurship, and women’s leadership initiatives in Africa.