Entity | I. Keith Tyler

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I. Keith Tyler was born in 1905 in Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1925. He continued his education at Yale University, then at Columbia University, where he would receive his master's degree in 1930, then his Ph.D in 1939. While pursuing his doctorate, Tyler served as Assistant in Curriculum for Oakland Public Schools in Oakland, Illinois, and was concurrently a Visiting Associate Professor of Education for the University of Illinois from 1932 to 1935. For the next ten years, Tyler worked in the Ohio State University's Bureau of Educational Research, first as an Assistant Professor and Research Associate, then as an Associate Professor. In 1930, Tyler developed the Institute for Education by Radio at the Ohio State University, later expanded to the Institute for Education by Radio-Television. In 1943, he was named Director of Radio Education, a position he would hold for the next 27 years. Tyler developed the Ohio State Awards, a program recognizing excellence in educational, informational and public affairs broadcasting. The Ohio State Awards began in 1936 and continued until 1994 when budget cuts ended the program.

Tyler married Margaret Griffiths Carey in 1929. They welcomed their first child, Joan Tyler Hall, in 1932, then a son, Robert Carey Tyler, in 1935. Tyler became a Professor Emeritus in 1975, and was honored with an OSU Distinguished Service Award in 1980 for his 43 years of service. WOSU named an award after Tyler, in honor of his influence on the medium of Educational Radio.

In April 1994, I. Keith Tyler passed away at the age of 90.

From the guide to the Faculty papers of I. Keith Tyler, 1931-1969, (The Ohio State University Archives.)

Born: 1905

Alternate Names: Tyler, I. Keith, I. Keith Tyler