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Height: 5"6

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Blonde

Location: San Francisco, CA

Guided by both my personal and professional experiences, my research agenda centers on transforming postsecondary institutions in order to better serve historically marginalized students and communities. To this end, my research can be best understood through three strands of scholarship: (1) the cultivation of inclusive organizational policies, practices, and cultures in higher education; (2) the roles of place and space in higher education; and (3) critical and intersectional perspectives of social class. In addition to these lines of inquiry, much of my research has examined four particular social groups: (1) first-generation students, (2) low-income students, (3) Indigenous students, and (4) rural students. Below, I discuss in more detail my current work and contributions in each area, as well as my plans for future research.

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Select Recent Publications

Espinosa, L., Hallmark, T., & Baxter, K. (2022). MSI pathways to STEM graduate education: Lessons for the field. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 54(4), 31-37.


Hallmark, T., & Ardoin, S. (2021). Public narratives and postsecondary pursuits: An examination of gender, rurality, and college choice. Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 14(2), 121-142.

Núñez, A.-M., Rivera, J., & Hallmark, T. (2020). Applying the lens of intersectionality to understand barriers to access and persistence in the geosciences. Journal of Geoscience Education, 68(2), 97-114.

Select Recent Presentations

Flowers, J., Donnor, J., Hallmark, T., & Cooley Nichols, S. (2022). Critical race theory and rural education. Invited panelist for the AERA Rural Education SIG's Equity and Justice in Rural Education webinar series. Virtual event. [Recording]

Hallmark, T. (2021). When equity is not enough: Understanding antiracism in teaching. Invited speaker at Boston University's Emerging Scholars Symposium. Virtual Event. [Slides]


Hallmark, T. (2020). Social class and intersectionality. Invited speaker/panelist at a University of Kentucky seminar, entitled Beyond Access To: Supporting Students Within Higher Education. Virtual event. [Slides]

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