Tyler Williams hails from Edmond, Oklahoma, a large suburb of Oklahoma City. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and theological languages, specializing in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, and a Master of Arts in Historical Theology.
Tyler’s evolving philosophical interests include all things ethics—meta, normative, applied—with a special interest in religion and ethics. In addition, he is interested in political philosophy, particularly the contract theorists, issues related to property and distribution of resources, and topics at the intersection of politics and religion. And from his study of extinct languages, he has acquired an appreciation for ancient and medieval thought. Meantime, Tyler continues to explore other branches of philosophy with an open mind.
Beyond philosophy, Tyler is proficient in piano and organ, studying when time permits. He also enjoys competitive debate and is a novice programmer.
Tyler is the Graduate Student Representative for 2013. The GSR is appointed by the active graduate students in the department. The role of the GSR, broadly speaking, is to help facilitate communication between the graduate students and the faculty. Additionally, the GSR serves to protect the interests of the graduate students, individually and collectively. The GSR attends departmental meetings in these roles. The GSR also organizes or appoints people to organize events like the Graduate Student Speaker Series, graduate student meetings, meetings with the director of graduate studies, and workshops on applying to graduate schools.