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Grant Tinsley Receives a Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

Grant Tinsley

Dr. Grant Tinsley was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award for the College of Arts & Sciences. This award recognizes outstanding new members of the faculty in each college and is presented to faculty who have four years, or fewer, of service at any university and who have earned distinction for dedicated service to Texas Tech. Dr. Tinsley received this award at the Texas Tech University Faculty Honors Convocation on April 17, 2019.

Dr. Tinsley completed his Ph.D. at Baylor University in 2016 and has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management since that time. His primary research interest is the study of human body composition, specifically: 1) evaluating technologies used to assess human body composition; and 2) assessing the utility of nutrition, exercise, and dietary supplement interventions to improve human body composition, as well as physical performance and health.

Since joining Texas Tech in fall of 2016, Dr. Tinsley has published 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, including 17 as first-author and 14 as senior author. The quality of his work was recognized when he was awarded the 2018 Best Paper Award by the European Journal of Sports Science. Two of his research projects have been funded by MTI Biotech Inc., and an additional collaborative project with researchers at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is currently funded by American River Nutrition.

Dr. Tinsley teaches courses within the undergraduate and graduate kinesiology programs and involves numerous students in his research endeavors. During his time at Texas Tech, over 20 student researchers have worked in Dr. Tinsley's laboratory, including members of the Honors College Undergraduate Research Scholars Program and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. For his work with students, Dr. Tinsley was selected as one of five recipients throughout the university for the 2018 Faculty Recognition Award presented by Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa. 


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