Tyler Hickey's particular areas of interest are where digital media and literary arts intersect, and how works that fall within that realm, especially playable and interactive media, can be used facilitate student engagement and transfer of learning. In the construction of his own media works, he has especially focused on user agency and issues of self and identity, especially on digital platforms.
Tyler Hickey is a graduate of Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media & Digital Culture and English programs. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Digital Technology & Culture and Literary Studies, as well as a certification in Professional & Technical Writing. His current goal is to obtain a Master of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT).