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Dr. Tyrer joined the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages in 2002. She received her B.A. and M.A. in English from California State University, Fullerton in 1991 and 1993 respectively and her Ph.D. in American literature from Texas Tech University in 1998.
Dr. Tyrer teaches American Literature, Creative Writing, Film, and Technical Communication.
Dr. Tyrer has published short stories, poems and essays in a variety of journals in addition to her research work in American modernism. She is the author of a monograph, Evelyn Scott's Contribution to American Literary Modernism 1920-1940 .
Dr. Tyrer is a member of the American Literature Association, the Modern Literature Association, the Society for the Study of Women Writers, the Southwest Popular and American Culture Association, and serves as Advisor of the creative writing journal, The Legacy.
Dr. Tyrer's research interests include creative writing, recovering women writers in early-through-modern American literature, third-wave feminism in contemporary literature, film studies and technology's impact on teaching and learning.
Dr. Tyrer lives in Canyon with her husband, Steve, and two dogs, Winnie & Emma. When not working on her creative writing, she enjoys reading, quilting, and painting watercolor still life and landscapes.