Dr. Tyson received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, where she wrote her dissertation on labor and performance at living history museums in the New Economy. Dr. Tyson's research interests center on nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. social and cultural history, with a particular interest in how that history is interpreted and distilled for the larger public - through museums, plays, art, music, and pageantry.
Dr. Tyson came to DePaul in 2006 as an assistant professor in the Department of History, where she helped develop and design the Public History Concentration. At DePaul, she has taught courses focusing on Public History, Local and Community History, Performing History, U.S. History 1900-Present, and a topics course on American Historical Memory. Within the AMS Program, she has taught AMS 301, the Senior Seminar and AMS 215, American Experience III, and AMS 340 (American Popular Culture, 1890-1930. Learn more about Professor Tyson.