Tanyka M. Barber is a Senior Associate with TNG and has over 10 years of experience in civil rights/equal employment opportunity law. Tanyka’s key areas of competency include employment discrimination, Title IX, diversity and inclusion, investigations, policy and program development, training, and compliance.
Prior to joining TNG, Tanyka served as the Director of Diversity and EEO and the Title IX Coordinator at Morgan State University, a historically Black college and university, in Baltimore, Maryland. Tanyka directed and provided guidance relative to the University’s antidiscrimination, Title IX, and diversity initiatives for approximately 7,800 students and 1,200 employees. Tanyka also conducted and oversaw the University’s discrimination investigations involving faculty, staff, and students, drafted investigation reports and position statements, and worked with University administrators to implement recommendations for action. In addition, Tanyka led the University’s Title IX efforts and was responsible for drafting policies and procedures, developing the University’s Title IX grievance process, prevention, training, and outreach initiatives.
Previously, Tanyka spent four years in a similar position as the EEO Officer at Baltimore County Public Schools where she managed the EEO functions for a K-12 school system of approximately 17,000 employees. In this capacity, Tanyka investigated and responded to employment discrimination complaints filed internally and with external state and federal agencies; evaluated employee requests for reasonable accommodations; drafted policies and procedures; and conducted trainings.
Tanyka also served as Law Clerk then Assistant General Counsel at the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights which is the agency charged with enforcing the state’s civil rights statutes relative to employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination. While at the Commission, Tanyka litigated cases, provided statewide trainings, drafted legislation and regulations, and conducted legal research.
Tanyka has extensive experience providing trainings on topics related to nondiscrimination and sexual misconduct. She has frequently provided trainings to various audiences to include administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
Prior to attending law school, Tanyka worked in the public health field for seven years and held positions in government, non-profit, and academic institutions where she developed skills in research, policy development, community education and outreach, and project management.
A Maryland native, Tanyka earned her B.S. in Health Education from Morgan State University; her M.H.S. in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health; and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
If you’d like to speak with Tanyka directly, please email Tanyka.Barber@tngconsulting.com.