Howard E. A. (Tony) Tinsley

Howard E. A. (Tony) Tinsley
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1971
Current Position: 
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Tony Tinsley is a former President, secretary-treasurer, and webmaster of the Academy of Leisure Sciences.

He has taught at the University of Oregon, University of Florida, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he was director of the doctoral training program in counseling psychology.

He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the University of Washington, and Western Washington University.

He lectured periodically in the graduate program offered by the World Leisure International Center Of Excellence through the Department of Leisure and Environments at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. 

Tony received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota, and was a licensed psychologist in Illinois (now inactive) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts (now inactive).

He has extensive experience as an editor, having previously served as Editor of the Journal of Vocational Behavior and Passages; Guest Editor of Leisure Sciences, the Journal of Leisure ResearchJournal of Counseling Psychology and Journal of Career Development; Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Career Decisions and Work Issues and the Journal of Leisure Research; and Book Review Editor of the Journal of Leisure Research.

He has served on the Editorial Boards of nine prominent psychology journals and the Editorial Advisory Board of Contemporary Psychology and of the Test Corporation of America. He has reviewed manuscripts for 30 psychology research journals and grant proposals for four governmental agencies.

Dr. Tinsley is the lead editor of Contemporary Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, the Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling, and Volume 2 (Personal and Emotional Counseling) of the Encyclopedia of Counseling.

He is the author of more than 40 book chapters, monographs, and encyclopedia entries and more than 140 publications dealing with leisure, vocational psychology and psychological measurement.

Tony is a recipient of the research award of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and the Allen V. Sapora Research Award for research excellence in leisure psychology.

He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association, and American Psychological Society, a former Chair of the American College Personnel Association Commission on Assessment, and a former member of the Board of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs.