Dr. Quentin R. Tyler currently serves as the Associate Dean and Director for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University (MSU). As Associate Dean and Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADDEI), Dr. Tyler provides leadership for infusing diversity, equity and inclusion principles through all areas of the CANR. Dr. Tyler very effectively focuses on creating a more multi-culturally centered environment for faculty, staff and students within CANR, AgBioResearch, and the MSU Extension; and networks with partners across MSU. His contributions and collegial spirit are highly valued by administrators, faculty, staff and students.
Prior to MSU, Dr. Tyler spent over thirteen years in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion serving previously in the role of Assistant Dean and Director for Diversity at the University Of Kentucky College Of Agriculture. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Economics, a Master’s of Science in Agricultural Economics, and a Doctorate in Sociology, all at University of Kentucky, with an emphasis on Social Inequalities. Additionally, he has received a Professional Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Dr. Tyler was notably the 2015-2016 National Professional President of MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) and currently serves as the National MANRRS Advisory Board Chair. Over the last decade, he has a plethora of recognitions for his work with students and in diversity and inclusion as the National MANRRS Advisor of the Year, a Tri State Diversity Champion, University of Kentucky Inclusive Excellence Awardee and as a Game Changer by Workforce Magazine in the area of workforce management.