Tonya Engst

Digital Content Editor

414 Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-4191
Fax: (607) 255-2763

Tonya Engst

Tonya joined Cornell University’s K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in 2019. As Digital Content Editor, she edits the course materials for the Work Incentive Support Center, and she edits content for several websites, including and the Just-in-Time Disability Toolkits.

Tonya has experience with planning, creating, editing, and producing many types of publications, both digital and traditional. Prior to joining the Yang-Tan Institute, Tonya worked at TidBITS, an online publishing company and tech blog that she co-founded in 1990. At TidBITS, she edited many articles and over 100 books about technology topics. She has also worked at Microsoft as a Word Support Engineer, edited books for Peachpit Press, authored/co-authored six books, and written dozens of articles for publications such as Macworld and BYTE.


BS 1989 - Cornell University, Communications