Dr. Artika Tyner is the SSRC Emerging Scholar for January-March 2015. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy, & Administration at the University of Saint Thomas College of Education. Dr. Tyner previously served as Clinical Law Faculty for the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Community Justice Project. Dr. Tyner’s research focuses on social justice movements, organizational leadership, diversity, civil rights, and community development. She is an advisory board member of the Children’s Defense Fund-MN, a board member on the ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline, and was a prior board member of the HOPE Community Center. Dr. Tyner received her Ed.D. in Leadership from the University of Saint Thomas College of Education in 2012 and her J.D. from the same university in 2006.
On March 26, 2015 from 2:00-3:00pm EDT, the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) hosted The Impact of Incarceration on Families, Communities, and Offenders Webinar, featuring SSRC Emerging Scholar Dr. Artika Tyner with Dr. Renee Wilson-Simmons as a discussant and Dr. Kristin Anderson Moore as Moderator. This Webinar focused on the social and economic impacts of incarceration on children, families, communities, and offenders. Dr. Tyner discussed the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice, which explores the costs of prison phone calls, and how financial barriers to communication affect incarcerated individuals, their families, and communities. Dr. Tyner described how her research findings have helped promote community engagement and advance policy changes.