Tyler is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Claremont Graduate University. He received his PhD in political science from UCLA and held a post-doctoral research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. His work uses a variety of cutting-edge methods and original datasets to investigate politically salient questions related to racial and ethnic intergroup conflict, mass shootings, abortion, and the climate crisis. He has published in American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Political Psychology, Political Research Quarterly, Politics and Gender, Politics, Group, and Identities, and others. He has also published in popular outlets including the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. He teaches courses on programming, computational social science, survey methods, and American political behavior.

Tyler has served as the project coordinator for the Nationscape Survey (Democracy Fund + UCLA) and was Co-PI on the ongoing Multi-Wave National Panel Study of COVID-19.

His Google Scholar page can be found here.