Assistant Professor Mo & Interim Director Writing Program
014A Moon Library
Director: Writing, Rhetoric, & Communications
Tyler Flynn Dorholt is the director of the Writing, Rhetoric, & Communications Program at ESF, where he also lectures. In addition to these roles, Tyler coordinates the Digital Storytelling Studio, is Managing Editor of the literary and arts magazine, Unearthed, and serves as Program Mentor for ESF in the High Schools. He is currently working on a short documentary film about the implementation of a Clean Energy Master Plan at ESF.
Tyler holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago, where he began teaching writing and rhetoric. He has since taught at both Le Moyne College and Syracuse University. In addition to teaching, he has served various executive assistant roles, both in public and private sectors. At Syracuse University, he was the executive assistant to Chancellor Syverud, and before he began his career at ESF he helped launch the University Ombuds office at SU.
Tyler has published both creative and critical work in numerous journals. His first book, American Flowers, a collection of prose poems and photographs, was published in 2016. He received a fellowship from the Poetry Society of America, who published his chapbook Modern Camping. His current interests and projects include work on a novel, poetry, and book reviews. He is also focused on research involving how nonfiction and photography work together to expand ideas of place and environment, and how storytelling in the sciences is crucial to the advancement of ideas and communities.
Classes taught at ESF:
EWP 190: Writing and the Environment
EWP 290: Research Writing and Humanities
EWP 394: The Art of Storytelling
EWP 407: Writing for Environmental & Science Professionals
EWP 450: Digital Storytelling
EWP 494: Creative Nonfiction in the Sciences