Tyler Fezzey is a Management PhD student at the University of Alabama, originally from Riverside, California. Tyler is a Capstone Graduate Council Fellow, the Dr. Minnie C. Miles Human Resources Management Endowed Graduate Scholarship Awardee, and a Dr. Frederic Augustin Brett Endowed Scholarship Awardee. She received her B.A. in Business Administration, Finance from California State University, Fullerton, and her M.B.A., with an Emphasis in Business Analytics from the University of West Florida.
She was an AVCA All-American and Academic All-American women’s volleyball player before beginning her Ph.D., and she currently serves as the UA Student Representative for the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) and The Ph.D. Project, which is focused on increasing racial diversity in academia. She is also in charge of outreach for the Management Doctoral Student Organization (MDSO) and is a member of the Advocacy and Legal Aid Committee for the inaugural Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) organization at UA.
As a researcher, Tyler has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, appeared in several podcasts, and presented her work globally. Tyler also serves as the Chairman of Research and Development at The Ivy Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors. The Ivy Foundation is a non-profit founded in Tuscaloosa centered around providing mentorship and other resources to at-risk youth to reduce recidivism rates and prevent entrance into the juvenile justice system.