Tyler Evans-Tokaryk

TylerDirector, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Tyler Evans-Tokaryk has a PhD in English and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Western Ontario. He was the RGASC’s Writing Specialist from 2007 through 2014, and has been the Director since 2015.
Tyler teaches UTM118 (The Science of Learning), works one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students from across the curriculum, and collaborates with UTM faculty and staff on numerous teaching and learning initiatives at UTM. He recently spent a year as a visiting scholar at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa working at the Academic Development Centre and conducting research on the relationship between the discourse of academic writing instruction and the growth of English as an International Language. In addition to this project, Tyler’s current research interests include Writing across the Curriculum (WAC), strategies for developing students’ critical reading skills, discourse analysis, and academic integrity. He is also involved in the assessment of RGASC programs to monitor and improve the quality of student learning.