Tim Lightfoot on Haleakala

The Power 
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We are a boutique consulting firm specializing in academic programming, Institute development and growth, department reorganization, and

career development.

Our mission is to help life science departments and individuals survive and thrive within the world of academia.

Tim - at the top of Haleakala, contemplating life. (Maui, HI)

 

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Taking Your Department & Faculty

to the Next Level

ABOUT

 

Dr. Tim Lightfoot Ph.D. FACSM, ACSM-RCEP, ACSM-CES

        

Tim's favorite saying is, "If it were easy, everyone would do it" and he draws upon this saying whether working with an Institute director, department head, professional organization, or doctoral student.

 

As co-founder of Academic Career Development Services, a boutique consulting firm specializing in academic programming, reorganization, accreditation, and career development, Tim has discovered firsthand that moving a department, Institute, or young faculty member forward is anything but easy.

That's why with over 30 years in academia as a researcher, professor, and administrator, Tim calls upon his knowledge, experience, and expertise to deliver constructive, creative, and practical solutions that meet the goals and timeline of his clients.

 

As an author Tim's wrote his first book, Physiology Phil's True Lab Experiences, to help bring the often intangible and abstract Exercise Physiology concepts concrete within the laboratory. His second book, Finding the Best Faculty Job for You: Living and Prospering in Academia, was written due to the challenges that Tim witnessed with doctoral students and post-docs who needed the tools and information to move forward in academia. 

 

With a desire to support young faculty, Tim wrote, Surviving Your First 5 Years As A Faculty Member, a guidebook for young academics who want to learn how to navigate the early years and promotion and tenure in academia. In his "spare time"  he took on the role as lead editor on the reference handbook Exercise and Sports Genetics from Routledge Publishing.

Tim is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Past-President of the Southeast Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Past member of the Board of Trustees for the American College of Sports Medicine. ​

Tim and his wife Faith (CEO) co-founded Academic Career Development Services in 2017. 

Recognition:

 

  • Texas A&M University Distinguished Achievement Award - Graduate Mentoring 

  • Texas A&M Association of Former Students College-Level Teaching Award 

  • Graduate Teacher of the Year - UNC Charlotte University

  • Graduate Student Mentor of the Year - Texas A & M University

  • Florida Atlantic University College of Education, Distinguished Teacher

       of the Year 

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  Knowledge • Experience • Expertise

33

Years in Academia

23

Years in

Administration

35

Search Committees

12

 Years as Director of Systemwide Institute

42

Years as Research   Scientist

 

TESTIMONIALS

“The guidance I have received under the mentorship of Dr. Lightfoot was invaluable as I look for jobs, prepare for interviews, and negotiate for my first faculty position. Every young professional aiming to have a successful career in academia will benefit greatly from Dr. Lightfoot’s expertise and advice as they navigate through their own professional journey.” 
 
Dr. E. Schmitt, Assistant Professor
University of Wyoming
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CONTACT

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Dr. Tim Lightfoot

HQ- 4100 S. Texas Avenue, Bryan, TX 77802

Tel: 979-985-6150

Email:Questions.ACDS@gmail.com

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