Tiffany Kyser, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Engagement and Partnerships
Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center 
  • Ph.D., Urban Education Studies (2016)
    Indiana University - Indianapolis
  • M.A., English (2010)
    Indiana University - Indianapolis
  • B.S., Education, Secondary Education, English (2003)
    Indiana University - Indianapolis
Secret Superpower: Photographic memory
Dr. Kyser is the Associate Director for Engagement and Partnerships at the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center) within the Great Lakes Equity Center. In this role, Dr. Kyser leads the coordination of publications, resources, and tools, as well as co-leads outreach and engagement work across the USDOE technical assistance and dissemination network. Dr. Kyser has over twelve years of experience in outreach education, K-12 teaching and administration, higher education administration, authorizing, and education policy. Her research and work is rooted in collaboration, design thinking, and change management. Prior to joining the MAP Center, Dr. Kyser served as a Language Arts Inclusion teacher, Governance & Leadership Analyst for the City of Indianapolis, and as Chief of Staff for Tindley Accelerated Schools.
Dr. Kyser is an Indianapolis native and graduate of Culver Girls Academy of the Culver Academies. Her research and ideas around design thinking, education leadership, and education reform have been accepted by Design-Ed, the Indiana Urban Schools Association, International Conference on Urban Education, the Design Management Institute, the Academy for Educational Studies, and the Journal of Curriculum Theory. She has been fortunate to receive such awards as Indianapolis Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40", Junior Achievement's "Indy's Best & Brightest," the Center for Leadership Development's Distinguished Achievement Award, Indiana University Alumni Magazine's "Top 30," and being named NCAA Indiana Woman of the Year. Dr. Kyser has received executive training at Harvard, Stanford, and Indiana Universities.