College of Health Sciences
Dr. Tinsley has spent over twenty-five years in education, twenty of which have been in higher education teaching in the field of health education. Dr. Tinsley’s education includes a B.S. from Louisiana State University, M.Ed. in Health Promotion from Northwestern State University and a Ph.D. in Health Studies from Texas Woman’s University. Over the years, Dr. Tinsley has made numerous presentations in regard to coordinated school health, teacher stress, and female college athletes and stress. She has secured funding to implement coordinated school health initiatives in the state of Louisiana and worked to provide professional development for physical education teachers in Oklahoma. Dr. Tinsley has received several distinguished awards over the years for her teaching and service to the profession of health education. In 2011, she was named the College Health Educator of the Year for the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Areas of research include teacher stress, college athletes and stress, worksite wellness and coordinated school health. Dr. Tinsley joined Walden’s faculty in 2011, teaching courses in the B.S. in Health Sciences program.