I’ve worked in higher education for 15 years, teaching writing at all levels from college freshmen to graduate and advanced students in poetry workshops, mixed-genre creative writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama) workshops, nonfiction workshops, literature courses, and composition courses (including learning communities and scholars programs). I have six years of experience designing and implementing synchronous online writing courses using Blackboard Collaborate and seven years teaching with Zoom. When I am designing courses, my goals include connecting students creatively with course content, crafting clear and fair learning modules for learning and assessment, and designing strategic ways for learners to receive feedback on their content area field(s) of study.

Building community through inclusive practices is at the heart of my pedagogy. I strive to create a welcoming environment as a professor, advisor, and mentor who values the individual experiences, perspectives, and pools of knowledge that students bring to the conversation.

Student testimonials:

“Tyler Mills exemplifies the best qualities in a teacher of poetry. She is a fountain of information about craft and innovation. She is an encourager, building her students confidence by highlighting their strengths. Beyond that, she is an astute editor that importantly, gives feedback that amplifies the poet’s unique voice. Her wise counsel about the business of poetry and getting published has been life changing for me.” – former student

“Anything Tyler teaches, I am in—be it poetry, memoir, or lyrical essay. She provides the most engaging prompts, her lectures stimulate rich discussions, and her thoughtful feedback goes to the writing’s heart, setting the writer ready to move the poem or piece to the next level. In short, all of Tyler’s workshops I have attended have been enriching beyond expectations.” – former student

Upcoming Workshops

Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute: “Writing Place, Writing the Self: Memoir Workshop”

Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center’s 24Pearl: “Poems that Travel–A Writing Residency at Home”

Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute: “Bringing Feeling to the Page: Generative Workshop for Poets”