Tyrone Ali has been teaching at the University since January 2001. He has delivered courses in Academic Writing, Prose Fiction, Shakespeare, Masculinity Studies, and Educational Linguistics at the UG level as well as courses in English Language, and Literacy Studies at the PG level. His areas of interest include academic writing by tertiary level Caribbean students, Caribbean literatures in English, and masculinity studies. Recipient of The President's Gold Medal for Teacher Education in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (1993), Tyrone has been of service to the national community in the areas of curriculum facilitation, textbook evaluation of primary and secondary Langauge Arts and English texts, adjudicator in choral speaking and poetry recitation and also formal essay writing. Currently, Tyrone is excited to be a part of the First Citizens initiative for cultivating positive masculinity among young men in the capacity of academic consultant, masculinity expert and participant mentor.