Assistant Director / J-1 RO
Office: North Decatur Building, Suite 130
As the Assistant Director, Tyler Askew works with international students, scholars, and administrators regarding federal immigration and employment regulations, Emory resources, and related matters.
Tyler serves as the Responsible Officer (RO) for Emory’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Prior to starting at Emory, Tyler worked as an International Student Advisor in the International Office at Georgia State University.
Tyler first became interested in international education when studying abroad in Florence, Italy. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he spent a year in Budapest, Hungary as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. Tyler firmly believes that cross-cultural exchange has the power to foster mutual understanding. He is convinced that the unique perspectives and experiences of international students and scholars enhance Emory University’s pursuit of academic excellence and are one of the most valuable aspects of the Emory community.
Born and raised in Tennessee, Tyler originally moved to Atlanta to pursue his Master of Theological Studies at Emory’s Candler School of Theology. Tyler also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Wake Forest University. In his free time, Tyler loves nothing more than sitting down with a cup of coffee and a good book. He always welcomes recommendations for what to read next.