Dr. Tyler Klaskow is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of the Philosophy discipline in the Humanities Division. He has been teaching at Mott since the Fall of 2017. Prior to teaching at MCC, he taught at Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College. Tyler has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky. His Bachelor’s degree is in Literature and Philosophy from Eckerd College in his home state of Florida. That’s right, he moved from Florida TO Michigan (with a few stops in between)!
Dr. Klaskow teaches all of the philosophy classes at MCC (Intro to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Religion, Logic, Religious Worldviews, Ethics in Business, and Ethics). Online he teaches PHIL 101- Introduction to Philosophy, PHIL 103- Critical Thinking, and PHIL 295- Ethics.
Dr. Klaskow’s graduate research was on philosophical method. He’s interested in philosophical method because he thinks that understanding what philosophers do helps us understand what philosophy is. This interest transfers to the classroom, whether it is online or in-person. Dr. Klaskow thinks that studying philosophy isn’t just learning what philosophers said or argued, it is learning how to do philosophy.
Tyler lives in Flint Township with his wife and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys rose-gardening, cycling, camping, hiking, and kayaking. In the near future he’d like to learn how to tie more knots and flyfish Michigan’s spectacular rivers.