Tyler McClain


Tyler L. McClain, M.S.
Assistant Director
(203) 254-4000 ext. 3295

Restorative, Woo, Communication, Individualization, Empathy

Educational Background:
M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with concentration in College Student Personnel, University of Rhode Island
B.S. in Food Service Management with concentrations in Beverage Management and Leadership Studies, Johnson & Wales University - Providence Campus
A.S. in Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University - Providence Campus
Certified Social Justice Mediator

Area of Focus:
Leadership Development


  • FYE 101, First Year Experience: Leadership Through Service, Fairfield University
  • URI 101, Traditions And Transformations: A Freshman Seminar, University of Rhode Island
  • HDF 190, First Year Leaders Inspired to Excellence, University of Rhode Island
  • HDF 290, Modern Leadership Issues, University of Rhode Island
  • HDF 415, FLITE Peer Leadership, University of Rhode Island

Smith, M. A., & McClain, T. L. (2013). Module 8e: Roles in Teams and Groups. In W. Wagner, D. Ostick, & Associates. Exploring leadership, facilitation and activity guide: For college students who want to make a difference (pp. 191-201). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


  • Understanding and Mentoring Students Strengths Development - Academic Immersion Program Staff, Fairfield University July 2013
  • Understanding Strengths and Career - Academic Immersion Program Students, Fairfield University July 2013
  • Creating Inclusive Communities - New Student Leader & Resident Assistant Educational Seminar, Fairfield University April 2013
  • Strengths & Ethical Student Leadership - New Student Leader & Resident Assistant Educational Seminar, Fairfield University March 2013
  • Team Builders Tool Bag - Orientation Team Training, Fairfield University June 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Understanding and Facilitating Group Development - New Student Leader Training, Fairfield University March 2012
  • What Leaders Do: How Resident Assistants Practice Leadership - Resident Assistant winter training, Fairfield University January 2012
  • Student Involvement Theory & Understanding Group Development - Orientation Sample Class for First Year Students, Fairfield University June 2011
  • Creating Inclusive Groups & Understanding Group Development - Orientation Leader Training, Fairfield University June 2011


  • Student Leadership Awards Planning Committee, Fairfield University, Spring 2013
  • Student Affairs Communication and Technology Committee, Fairfield University, Spring 2012 - Present
  • Student Development, Career Readiness and Life Readiness Assessment Cooperative Committee, Fairfield University, Fall 2012 - Present

Professional Organizations:

  • NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs

Traveling, exercise, and outdoor adventure

Favorite Quote:
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams

Favorite TV Show(s):
Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, and Friends

Favorite Book:
Toy Box Leadership

Favorite thing about Fairfield:
The students, staff, and faculty

Advice for Students:
Seek to learn more about who you are and how you work with and understand others.