Canadian-born Tyler Reeb is a writer, editor, investigative journalist, educator, and strategic social organizer. His journalism, essays, and creative nonfiction have appeared in a national roster of publications including the East Bay Monthly, Oakland Intercity Express, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Long Beach Business Journal and The Mark Twain Annual. Two other essays are forthcoming in peer-reviewed publications.
As a journalist, he researched and wrote about topics that ranged from next-generation telecommunications and aerospace technologies to politics and urban planning to arts and culture. He reported on the U.S. Army’s modernization program, “Future Combat Systems,” which was unprecedented in its joint use of network technology and unmanned surveillance and combat vehicles. He also researched next-generation communications technologies at the FCC’s International Bureau and covered surveillance and civil rights issues related to the passage of the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act. He was also an editor for the international multimedia show, “For Openers: The Art of Film Titles” as well as the Internet design book Rockport Webworks: Navigation.
He is a California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program fellow and the recipient of several grants. Most recently, he received Claremont Graduate University’s 2011-2012 Transdisciplinary Studies Dissertation Award for his dissertation, “A Philosophy of Narrative Synthesis: Uniting 21st Century Scholars Through Narrative.”
He actively promotes social justice and civic engagement via grassroots leadership. It was in that spirit that he co-founded the ReThinking Greater Long Beach conference series, which convenes concerned citizens, scholars, and journalists to generate innovative solutions to some of the most pressing concerns facing south Los Angeles County. Recently, Claremont Graduate University agreed to host the Long Beach Community Database (http://lbcdb.cgu.edu), an online resource developed as a community service by ReThinking Greater Long Beach to provide a publicly available common set of statistical information about Long Beach, California, for those interested in making Long Beach a better place for all residents to live and work.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English literature and mass communication from U.C.L.A. and his Master of Arts and subsequent doctorate (May 2013) from Claremont Graduate University.
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