The Ohio State University at Marion


Dr. Tylka recognized as one of six "Glass Breakers" university-wide

March 28, 2018
Dr. Tylka recognized as one of six

An important part of President Michael Drake’s 2020 Vision for Ohio State is a diversity and inclusion component that says the university will be a welcoming place for people “regardless of race, class, culture, gender, orientation or identity.” These six “Glass Breakers” embody the spirit of that mission through their actions both on and off campus.

Tracy Tylka (PhD)

Professor of Psychology, Ohio State Marion

Tylka is known as a creative thinker who hasn’t shied away from tackling tough issues at the Marion campus, including revamping sexual harassment policies. Her research is focused on the positive and negative aspects of body image on eating behavior. Among her accomplishments are a large body of published, peer-reviewed papers and recently being named editor-in-chief of the professional journal Body Image. Tylka is passionate about gender equality and finding ways for men and women to be treated equally at the Marion campus.



"I have brought sensitive topics experienced by female professors to the deans — sexual harassment, unfair instruction ratings of female and minority faculty members. I am a liaison as well as an advocate for female faculty,"

TRACEY TYLKA SAID IN REFERENCE TO HER WORK TO MAKE SURE WOMEN ARE TREATED THE SAME AS THEIR MALE COLLEAGUES.