|Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures|
A native of Mexico, Joseph Tyler is a U.S. citizen and has lived and taught in California, Michigan, and Georgia. Dr. Tyler earned a Ph.D. in Spanish and Spanish literature from the University of California, San Diego in 1978. Professor Tyler came to West Georgia College from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1981. In 1985, Dr. Tyler helped found the International Conference in Literature and the Visual Arts, including Cinema, and has subsequently served several times as the Conference's director. Dr. Tyler is the Executive Director of the International Circle of Borges Scholars and twice was a member of the Delegate Assembly of the Modern Language Association of America. His scholarly publications include essays on the works of Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Octavio Paz, and Antonio Machado. Dr. Tyler is a published poet who writes poetry in Spanish and English and sometimes in both languages.