Dr. Jacob Tingle ‘95, Director of the University’s Office of Experiential Learning, will begin his second year as Trinity’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative.
The NCAA describes a faculty representative as one who “ensures academic integrity, facilitates institutional control of intercollegiate athletics, and enhances the student-athlete experience.” Dr. Tingle has a long and distinguished history in athletics and the study of sport management.
Dr. Tingle has served as director of Experiential Learning since February 2015. In that capacity, he is also co-director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Success. Dr. Tingle assists students to bridge the gap between theory and practice and connect their academic inquiry with “real-world” decision making.
He has also been chair of the sport management faculty advisory committee for nine years. The popular academic minor educates students about the diverse social, historical, and managerial aspects of sports. Students are often placed in internships with athletics organizations such as Spurs Sports & Entertainment, the Valero Alamo Bowl, and San Antonio Sports, to name a few.
The busy Dr. Tingle also is co-chair of Trinity’s arts, letters, and enterprise minor program, and is an assistant professor of the practice in business administration.
Dr. Tingle was an Associate Director of Athletics from 2004-2009. He supervised all aspects of intramural and club sports, aquatics, and outdoor recreation programs, as well as coordinated departmental capital improvement and equipment requests. Dr. Tingle was Assistant Director of Athletics from 2000-2004.
He earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in educational leadership. His dissertation explored the relationship between trust and mindfulness in NCAA Division III athletics departments.
Dr. Tingle received a Master of Arts degree in sport management from the University of the Incarnate Word (TX) in 2002. He graduated from Trinity in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and religion and was a member of the Tiger men’s basketball team.
His professional affiliations include membership in the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
Dr. Tingle has been awarded numerous research grants, including NIRSA professional development opportunities, a Mellon Initiative for undergraduate research in arts and humanities, and faculty development funding from NASSM. He also received an Information Literacy Grant for course redesign of the history of American Sport.
Well-respected by peers and students, Dr. Tingle was selected as a Barbara Jackson Scholar from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). Trinity’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) bestowed on Dr. Tingle the Outstanding Professor Award for 2011-2012.
For many years, Dr. Tingle was a talented basketball official and was a referee for all levels of the game.
Dr. Tingle and his wife, Jen, have two young sons, Finnegan and Niko.