Mike Tyler Selected as New Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies

McDaniel College announces Mike Tyler as theDean of Graduate and Professional Studies and Professor of Counseling. He joins the college effective June 15, 2015.

J. Michael Tyler, Ph.D., is an experienced academic administrator with extensive experience in graduate education. Dr. Tyler has held positions of increasing seniority and responsibility at Gulf Coast University, Wayne State University, the University of South Florida, and most recently Baker College, where he served as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness. Dr. Tyler has also worked as a consultant-evaluator with the Higher Learning Commission for eight years and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Tyler is a licensed psychologist and has held clinical positions at Ball State University, Hendry-Glades Community Mental Health and Charter Hospital of Lafayette.

At McDaniel, Dr. Tyler will be responsible for providing leadership and support for the 16 master’s degree programs, 23 professional endorsements, six post-baccalaureate professional certificates and six five-year programs, in which students may complete a baccalaureate and master’s degree in five-years. In this role, Dr. Tyler will oversee 900 graduate course offerings on campus and in 12 counties and school districts across Maryland. He will be in charge of planning, budgeting, faculty supervision and daily operations.

“We are excited that Mike will be joining us at McDaniel,” said Provost Jeanine Stewart. “Mike has a demonstrated ability to work within the culture and values of an organization and help the institution achieve process improvements and realize larger strategic goals.”

As the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Baker College, Dr. Tyler oversaw all Academic Quality Improvement Program activities and led the change to a continuous quality improvement model employing Lean Six Sigma practices and the Baldrige Quality model. Prior to that, Dr. Tyler was the Dean of Research at the Center for Graduate Studies and helped build Baker’s graduate school and programs. In that role, he oversaw institutional assessment, accreditation and advancement issues.