Tyler Kinnear

HumanitiesDivision of Liberal Arts

Tyler Kinnear teaches humanities in the Division of Liberal Arts. In addition to his teaching work, he was co-curator of a sound-based exhibition, “Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment,” at the Western Carolina University Fine Arts Museum and is principal investigator for the Sonic Histories Project to cultivate awareness of former Cherokee Indian and African American settlements on what is now the campus of Western Carolina University.


  • Instructor, Western Carolina University, 2015–21
  • Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia, 2009–16
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Oregon, 2008–09


  • Member, "Journal of Ecohumanism" Editorial Board
  • Member, Eclipse Soundscapes: Citizen Science Project, Science Advisory Board
  • Co-chair, Ecocriticism Study Group of the American Musicological Society


Ph.D. MusicologyUniversity of British Columbia

M.A. MusicologyUniversity of Oregon