Tyler received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University in August 2020 under the supervision of Edray Goins (now at Pomona College) and Donu Arapura. He joined the faculty at St. Olaf right afterward. His mathematical interests include the theory of elliptic curves and surfaces, coding theory and cryptography. Some of his current projects include finding solutions to cubic equations by studying specialization of elliptic surfaces and understanding decoding failures in the code-based cryptosystem BIKE. Tyler is passionate about dispelling math anxiety and making his classrooms a place where learning mathematics is collaborative and stress-free. When he's not doing math, he enjoys biking, playing video games and hanging out with his dog, Mia.