January Staff Feature: Dave Tyler

It is a key priority of your RIT Staff Council to communicate clearly with and on behalf of our constituents, RIT staff and highlight the important work of our staff and how they contribute to the RIT community. To achieve both of these goals, Staff Council is delighted to bring you this series that will highlight a member of the RIT community in a short, but informative interview. This month, we interviewed a relatively new addition to the great staff at RIT – Social Media Director, Dave Tyler.

For the remainder of year we will alternate between highlighting an RIT staff member and a member of Staff Council. If you would like to nominate a staff member that you think we should interview, please let us know by filling out this short nomination form or email us at

(SC): Tell us a little about your RIT career. How long have you worked here and in what roles? 

(DT): I’ve been at RIT for about 8 months now, serving as Social Media Director.
(SC): What do you enjoy most about your role as Director of Social Media? What do you enjoy most about working at RIT?

(DT): There are so many amazing things happening at RIT and as someone who works in social media, that’s a great situation. I love to be able to share these great stories with the world. I’m inspired by the passion and creativity I see here every day.
(SC): What is your favorite form of social media and why?

(DT): Any RIT account, obviously. ;) Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Professionally, I’m always looking for the places where our audiences hang out. So, I’m partial to wherever that might be. Personally, I’m still a big fan of Twitter. It’s been a powerful professional development resource for me.
(SC): Tell us a little about who you are outside of your RIT Experience (family, what do you do for fun, volunteer work, services, etc…)  

(DT): I live in Rochester with my wife and my two kids and our husky. I love to get outside, explore, hike and run when I can. I’m a big fan of Finger Lakes wine, occasionally make my own beer and do some writing. I’m the publisher of Link, the journal of the HighEdWeb association, and I host a music show called No Format on Monday nights on Rochester Free Radio.
(SC): What is your favorite RIT event and why? 

(DT): I’m still working my way through my first academic year, so I’m still learning about events. That said, I’ve come to ImagineRIT several times before I started working here and I was always blown away by the demonstrations and exhibits. I’m looking forward to being a part of that excitement this year.
(SC): What is your most memorable RIT experience?  

(DT): I think that’s still to be determined. I hope to be creating memories here for a long time.

Thanks, Dave! We'll be "following" your work!