Tyler named dean of Trine’s engineering school

Timothy Tyler, Ph.D., has been named dean of the Allen School of Engineering & Technology in the College of Engineering and Business at Trine University, effective June 1.tyler

Tyler has served as a faculty member in the civil engineering department at Trine University for 21 years, chairing the department for three years. He is the winner of five McKetta Smith Teaching Awards and was faculty advisor for Chi Epsilon and Engineers Without Borders. He served as associate dean of the Allen School of Engineering and Technology for one year.

Prior to working at Trine, Tyler was a project engineer for consulting firms in Virginia and North Carolina. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, and serves as a part-time consulting engineer for Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc., a position he has held for 17 years.

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Order of the Engineer and American Society for Engineering Education. Tyler holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in civil engineering from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

“I am very honored to accept this role at Trine,” said Tyler. “We have been training engineers and engineering technologists for more than 100 years and are very proud of our students’ accomplishments. Quality education will still be our highest priority, and I look forward to working with our excellent faculty and department chairs to find ways to improve student learning and success. I am especially excited to assist in the promotion of our newer programs like software engineering and biomedical engineering, and want to continue collaboration with student/industry projects through Trine’s Innovation One program.”

“Tim has been one of the most beloved teachers and department chairs in the Allen School of Engineering and Technology for more than 20 years,” said Allen Hersel, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs. “I am very fortunate to have such a dynamic leader to help propel the school to even greater prominence.”