Tierney obtained his B.A. from Brown University in 1959 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1965. His dissertation, On the classifying spaces for K-Theory mod p, was written under the supervision of Samuel Eilenberg. Following positions at Rice University (1965–66) and ETH Zurich (1966–68), he became an associate professor at Rutgers in 1968.
- André Joyal, Myles Tierney, An extension of the Galois theory of Grothendieck, Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society 51 (1984), no. 309. doi:10.1090/memo/0309 MR0756176
- André Joyal, Myles Tierney, Strong stacks and classifying space, Category theory (Como, 1990), 213—236, Lecture Notes in Math. 1488, Springer 1991.
- André Joyal, Myles Tierney, On the theory of path groupoids, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra 149 (2000), no. 1, 69—100, doi:10.1016/S0022-4049(98)00164-9.
- André Joyal, Myles Tierney, Quasi-categories vs Segal spaces, Categories in algebra, geometry and mathematical physics, 277—326, Contemporary Mathematics 431, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2007.
- "Myles Tierney in nLab". ncatlab.org. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2016-11-06.