Curriculum Vitae
Scott P. Tinley

13716 Mira Montana Dr.
Del Mar, California
92014, Earth


Ph.D., Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University.
Dissertation: Seeing Stars: Emotional Trauma in Athlete Transition-Contexts,
Intersections, and Explorations

Master of Fine Arts, Fiction Writing, San Diego State University, 2004
Thesis: 500 pp. novel

Master of Arts, San Diego State University-
Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Psychology of Sport, 2003
Thesis: Athlete Retirement: A Qualitative Inquiry and Comparison

Master of Arts Candidate: Educational Technology, 1983

Bachelor’s Degree, San Diego State University, Leisure Administration/Liberal Arts,

Teaching Experience:

-Lecturer, Dept of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, SDSU, History and Philosophy of
Sport and Physical Education, 2008-present

-Lecturer, SDSU MBA Sport Management Program, 2004-2011, Sport, Society and Culture: Praxis for the Sports Business Manager

-Lecturer. Dept. of Kinesiology, CSU Fullerton (Sport, Games, and Culture) 2006-2009

-Lecturer/Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology (Sport and Society, and, Philosophy and Ethics in Sport), CSU San Marcos, 2007 – present

-Adjunct Professor, English Dept. (Critical Theory of Reading/Writing, Advanced Composition, Argument), Grossmont College, 2004-2006

– Instructor, (Intro to Comparative Literature), SDSU English Dept. 2003-2004

-GTA Lecturer, (Intro to Creative Writing), SDSU English Dept. 2003

-GTA Lecturer, Dept. (Rhetoric and Writing), SDSU, 2002-2003

-GA, (Elements of Short Fiction), SDSU, 2003

– Adjunct Prof., Dept. of Physical Education, (Special Topics-Multisport Training and Physiology) UCSD, 1994

– Adjunct Prof., Dept. of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, (Marine recreation activity courses) SDSU 1981-1983

-Instructional Co-Coordinator, Associated Students, SDSU, 1980-1983

Presentations and readings:

-Keynote address, Outing the Dream Merchants: Geo-social Costs of Myth-Selling Surf Culture. Sport and the Environment: Philosophical Dimensions, June 14-16, 2011, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia

-Keynote address, Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Expo, January, 2011

-Panel Organizer and Moderator: Postmodern Heroes in our Midst 2010 NASSS Conference, San Diego, CA fall, 2010

-Athletes, Academics, and Agency, ACSM Southwest Chapter Conference, fall 2010

-Keynote address, World Multisport Conference, Boston MA April 2009

-Vietnam Fiction as Postmodern Texts, Natures Conference, La Sierra University, Feb. 2009

-Contexts of Athlete Retirement: paper presented at NCAA Scholarly Colloquium, January 2009

-Keynote address: Natural High Series, University of California, Santa Barbara, Spring, 2008

-Commodification of Sport Subcultures at Play, Toward a Critical Concept, UC Irvine, Spring 2008

-Shades of Hegemony in Commodified Subculture, Cultural Studies Conference, CGU Fall 2007

-Athlete Retirement and Gender: A paper presented at the IART Conference, San Diego, June 2007

-Featured Writer: City Works Press Literary Conference and Book Faire, City College of San Diego, May 2006

-Ethics for the Sport Manager, paper presented at North American Conference on Ethics in Sport, New Brunswick, Canada, 2005

-Original song performance, at Athletes and Entertainers Exhibition, San Diego Hall of Champions, 2005

– A Night of Sonnets Shakespeare Society, Featured Writer, Old Globe Theater, San Diego, 2004

– Racing the Sunset: The Athlete Retirement Paradigm, a paper presented at International Society for Sport Philosophers, The Ohio State University, 2003

-The Changing Hero Paradigm, a paper presented at International Society of Sport Philosophers, Penn State University, 2000


-Executive Producer of 1st and 2nd IART SDSU Conferences on Athletic Retirement and Life Transition at SDSU, May 2007 and May 2009

-Graduate student capstone project advisor 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 SDSU Sport Business MBA Program

-Developer and Founding Program Director for SDSU ENS Dept. offsite for-credit student activity course curriculum, 1980

Published books:

-Things To Be Survived: Tales of Resolution and Resurrection (short fiction) Habitus
Books, fall 2006

-Racing the Sunset (an inside look at life transition and change using the retiring athlete
as model) Lyons Press, fall 2003

-Finding the Wheel’s Hub (collected essays on sport) TriMarket Press 1996

-Triathlon: A Personal History (sport history) Velo Press 1999

-Scott Tinley’s Winning Triathlon (sport genre-how-to) Contemporary Books 1986

-Scott Tinley’s Sports Endurance (sport science reference guide) Rodale Press 1994 Â

Publications, Text Chapters, Literary Journals, Anthologies, and Writing Employment

-Sport and Technology: Performance, Profit, Ethics, and Exclusion, a chapter inclusion in Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing, Sage Publications, summer, 2011

-CBSNEWS.COM/SPORTS: Special Features/Blog Writer, fall 2009-present

-Features Writer: Move Press, San Francisco, CA. 2011 – present

-Staff Writer: Hall of Fame (HOFMAG.COM)

-Staff writer of Back Page and Special features, Triathlete Magazine, 1985-2010

-Fallen Heroes: An Anthology of Media Athletes (Afterwords: Comments on a Heroes’ Life), chapter selection, publish date summer 2012 Peter Lang Publishing, Lawrence Wenner, editor.

-Cycling and Philosophy (chapter selection, LeMond, Armstrong and the Never Ending Wheel of Fortune), Blackwell Press, 2010

-City Works Press: San Diego Anthology, Summer, ‘05

-Journal of Experimental Fiction, Summer ‘04

-Fiction International, Issue 38, Fall, ‘04

-A Generation Defining Itself: An Anthology of Voices, Vol. 5 Spring ‘04

– War, Literature and the Arts, Spring 2002

– Tattoo Highway, Feb. 2002, Sept. 2002

– Dream People, March 2002,

Misc. Publications and Projects:

– Editor, Habitus Books, a micro publisher of literary non-fiction

-Founder and Executive Director of Institute for Athletes in Retirement and Transition at SDSU (IART), 2008-present

-Life on the Edge of Land: Explaining Beach Culture and Beyond, a sociocultural study of the myriad platitudes of beach culture. Proposal under publishing consideration, spring, 2011

-100 + articles written for and published in mainstream genre periodicals such Men’s Sport and Fitness, Outside Magazine and Men’s Journal and Bicycling Magazine

-Anthology of non-fiction essays on Sport and Society, publish date fall 2012, in negotiation

Areas of Academic Interests and Expertise:

-Sociology and culture of sport – athlete retirement and transition

-Sociology of commercial sport

-Interdisciplinarity in sport studies curriculum

-History, ethics, and philosophy of sport

-Mythology, folklore, and (athlete) heroes

-Resistant subculture and meaning in sport, especially the board culture

-New social media and sporting applications and effects

-History and philosophy of beach culture


-SDSU MFA for Best Creative Non-Fiction for consideration in the AWP Best New Writers Contest, 2004

-Outstanding MFA Graduate Award, SDSU 2004

-San Diego Hall of Champions Award, 2007

-Ironman Endurance Hall of Fame Inductee, 1999

-USA Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee, 2012

Additional Past Occupations:

-Assistant Editor of Fiction International, 2001-2002

-Founder and owner, sports apparel manufacturing company 1984-1992

-Motivational Speaker- 1985-2004

-Professional athlete, Firefighter/Paramedic, Sailing instructor, beach lifeguard/rescue
boat driver, Instructor-Junior Lifeguards

Current research interests

-Athlete retirement and transition: qualitative analysis of direct and indirect contexts of life quality experiences, especially transcendence of conceptual models to other significant socio-psychological life transitions

-Modern space and meaning in commodified subculture sports

-Changing sports/hero and celebrity paradigms in Western society

-Significant effects of popular culture narratives in sport film and fiction

-Sport management curricular shifts toward humanities infusing

References & Evaluations:

-Personal and professional references and course evaluations available upon request