Jacki Hedlund Tyler

Dr. Jacki Hedlund Tyler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History, She/her/hers

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in History – Washington State University, 2015
  • M.A. in History – Arizona State University, 2010
  • B.A. in History Education (and WA Teaching Certificate) – Washington State University, 2008

Career Highlights:

My research focuses on legal and social histories in the United States during the nineteenth century. Although I have multiple articles and present new research at a national or regional conference each year, my first book, "Leveraging and Empire: Settler Colonialism and the Legalities of Citizenship in the Pacific Northwest," came out in August 2021.

  • In which online degree program do you teach?

    Master of Arts – History

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  • In what ways do you connect with online students?

    I prefer consistent and frequent communications with students via email but am also available for Zoom meetings.

  • What do you want your students to take away from class?

    Research skills and an openness to rethinking previous scholarship

  • What is the value of an advanced degree in today’s work environment?

    Earning an advanced degree demonstrates commitment, perseverance and the ability to learn new and complicated material. These are traits and skills sought out by employers across all fields.

  • What advice would you give to your online students?

    Always ask questions if you’re not sure what is expected in an assignment but look ahead at upcoming requirements so you can ask questions about the assignments early in the process.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I love teaching history, and I truly enjoy helping people understand how the past has informed the present.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    “No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies” by Linda Kerber

  • What do you do when you need a laugh?

    Have coffee or go to dinner with friends.

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

    I have and care for an absurd number of plants.

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