Tylir McKenzie

GWSS Alumni '19 - Faculty, Psychology, Highline College
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Ph.D., Feminist Studies, University of Washington, 2019
M.A., Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma, 2011
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Central Washington University, 2009
Curriculum Vitae (200.83 KB)

Tylir McKenzie is currently a tenure-track professor teaching psychology at Highline College. In addition to teaching, Tylir has been keeping busy as the co-chair of the LGBTQIA task force, Q Center Faculty Advisor, Assessment Committee Social Sciences Representative, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chair. They are currently working on research which focuses on self-reflective pedagogy in the undergraduate psychology classroom, and how instructor identity influences the college classroom. As a faculty advisor, they also have the privilege of helping students on their paths towards four-year transfer programs, many of whom have applied to UW and beyond.

Dissertation: Praxis in the Trenches: A Self-study of Feminist Assessment of Student Learning in Online Education


Courses Taught

Additional Courses


TPSYCH202 Human Sexuality

TPSYCH400 Psychology of Women

TPSYCH349 Sexual Identities

TPYSCH431 Sexual Deviance

TPSYCH405 Body Image and the Psychology of Appreance


Central Washington University

IDS323 Dangerous Women

PSY483 Psychology of Gender

PSY101 Intro to Psychology


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