Tyler Hallmark

PhD Candidate in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Ohio State University-Main Campus

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Hallmark's research focuses on institutional climate and culture and the effects these institutional aspects have on student persistence. Overarching themes in Hallmark's writings include: class and socioeconomic issues in higher education; intersectionality, identity, and inequality on college campuses; and the potential of institutions for the public good. Hallmark serves as an affiliate of various higher education research centers, a consultant for student voter engagement groups, and an advocate for students in need.


In the News

"On Being Told to Manage Money That I Don’t Have," Tyler Hallmark, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, September 30, 2019.
"Success Comes at a Price," Tyler Hallmark, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, March 7, 2019.
"When ‘Failure is OK’ is Not OK," Tyler Hallmark, The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 11, 2018.
"Minority Serving Institutions: A Key to Greater Voter Turnout for People of Color," Tyler Hallmark (with Marybeth Gasman and Andrew Martinez), Forbes, September 14, 2017.
"Why Don’t Students Vote? Because We Don’t Want Them To," Tyler Hallmark (with Marybeth Gasman), HuffPost, March 19, 2017.


"Applying an Intersectionality Lens to Expand Equity in the Geosciences" (with Anne-Marie Núñez and Jessica Rivera). Journal of Geoscience Education (2019).

Examines how intersectionality, a lens from the social sciences, can be employed conceptually and practically to broaden participation in geosciences, particularly among underrepresented groups such as women of color or others with multiple marginalized statuses.

"MSIs around the World" in A Primer on Minority Serving Institutions, edited by Andrés Castro Samayoa and Marybeth Gasman (Routledge, 2019).

Pushes readers to think about MSIs across the world rather than as only residing in a context that is United States-centric.

"Spotlight on MSIs: Turning Student Activism into Votes," (with Andrew Martinez), The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, 2018.

Serves to highlight MSIs which are overcoming barriers to voting for their students — institutions that serve as role models for turning student activism into votes.

"MSIs across the Globe: Laying the Foundation for Future Research" (with Marybeth Gasman). Higher Education 75 (2018): 287-298.

Explores the role that Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) play in democratizing education in the USA and around the world, examining both the institutions and their larger context.

"Strategies to Increase Participation in Study Abroad at HBCUs and HSIs" (with Patricia Tita Feraud), in Educational Challenges at Minority Serving Institutions, edited by Marybeth Gasman, Andrés Castro Samayoa, William Casey Boland, and Paola "Lola" Esmieu (Routledge, 2017), 99-112.

Discusses the variety of barriers to accessing study abroad for students of color and the opportunities for HBCUs and HSIs to tackle these challenges.

"MSI Vote: Ensuring Democracy and Promoting Voting through the Power of Minority Serving Institutions," (with Andrew Martinez), The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, 2017.

Examines the issues that students and racial and ethnic minorities face getting to the polls and the role that MSIs could play in overcoming these obstacles.