Amie Hufton

Amie Joy Hufton

Instructional Associate Professor

Department of Liberal Studies
(Kinesiology)

huftona@tamug.edu

+1 (409) 740-4928

Education:

B.S., Texas A&M University at Galveston, 2002.
M.M.R.M., Texas A&M University at Galveston, 2010.

Experience:

Sept 2012 to Present
Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of General Academics
Texas A&M University at Galveston – Galveston, TX

  • Academic Advisor for WAVE II Learning Community
  • Commencement Committee Co-chair
  • Student Conduct Conference panel-member
  • Academic Advisor for WAVE II Learning
  • NAUI Instructor Trainer
  • Aggie Crew Team Faculty Advisor
  • Continue all previous Lecturer responsibilities

Aug 2006-Sept 2012
Lecturer, General Academics Department
Texas A&M University at Galveston – Galveston, TX

  • Classes Taught: Health and Fitness, Beginning Volleyball, Intermediate and Sand Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate frisbee, Conditioning Swimming, Beginning Swimming, Biathlon, Triathlon, Dynamic Team Games, Watersports
  • Taught NAUI SCUBA Courses – Open Water Diver, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver,
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Conducted open water field trips for SCUBA students
  • Participated in multiple offshore trips for FGBNMS monitoring
  • Train and escort scientific divers with FGBNMS
  • Train and escort scientific divers for Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • Faculty advisor for Volleyball Club, Swimming Club, Ultimate Club
  • Classes created: Biathlon, Triathlon, Dynamic Team Games, Watersports
  • Interviewed for tamuTimes article “Know Rules of the Sand when Hitting the
  • Beach” May 15, 2012
  • Tex-Fit presentation “Water Aerobics”

Jan- Aug 2012
Interim Dive Safety Officer
Texas A&M University at Galveston – Galveston, TX

  • Provided oversight for University Dive Program with over 100 active divers
  • Supervised 6 student divemasters who were responsible for student safety
  • Coordinated teaching and diving schedules of dive program staff
  • Purchased and maintained diving program equipment
  • Created and maintained website to market dive program
  • Engaged qualified undergraduate divers for research opportunities
  • Served as Chairperson of the Dive Control Board
  • Created effective methods for organizing diver medical files
  • Improved processes within program to encourage growth and student interest
  • Maintained records to comply with AAUS standards
  • Collaborated with NOAA, TPWD, LUMCON, and HRI to provide diving opportunities
  • Served as faculty advisor to TAMUG Dive Club
  • Served on hiring committee for full-time Dive Safety Officer

Apr 2001-present
Lifeguard Supervisor/Junior Lifeguard Instructor
Galveston Beach Patrol- Galveston TX

  • Assisted city officials in relief work after Hurricane Ike
  • Supervised lifeguard force of 70 in various beach zones
  • Administered emergency medical care and first aid to the public
  • Enforced city ordinances pertaining to safety and conduct
  • Maintained emergency equipment and radio communications
  • Instructed staff in PWC rescue skills
  • Trained Junior Lifeguards in open water lifeguarding techniques

2007
Neutral Buoyancy Lab Operations Specialist I
Oceaneering International Inc. - NASA, Houston, TX

  • Recorded astronaut training with underwater video equipment
  • Trained as a safety diver for underwater operations

April 2006 - June 2007
Aquatics Director
The Woodlands, TX - The South Montgomery County YMCA

  • Developed and monitored program budget to exceed fiscal objectives
  • Promoted and improve year-round learn-to-swim program
  • Implemented new aquatics programs and provided community outreach
  • Collaborated with community representatives on water safety initiatives
  • Hired, trained and supervised 30-70 lifeguards/swim instructors
  • Created accurate records and ensured facility safety and maintenance
  • Provided CPR and 1st Aid training for YMCA staff
Certifications:
  • Peak Pilates Instructor – Mat Level One – 2013
  • NAUI Instructor Trainer – 2012
  • NAUI SCUBA Instructor – 2007
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certified – 2004
  • AAUS Scientific Diver – 2001
  • NSS-CDS Cavern Diver – 2001
Service:
  • Volunteer lifeguard for Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge – Jan 2012
  • Volunteer for Ronald McDonald House, Galveston, TX Nov 2011 – May 2012
  • Volunteer diver with Flower Garden Banks long-term coral monitoring program – May 2008-present
  • Lead water aerobics activities for elderly population, Galveston, TX – Dec 2007-Sept 2008
  • Volunteer at Shriners Burn Hospital for Children, Galveston, TX – Dec 2007-Sept 2008
  • Waterfront Operations Management Intern, Bahamas – Nov 2005
  • Lifeguard and CPR trainer in Acapulco, Mexico – Dec 2004
  • Project assistant for Teach-A-Kid in Chennai, India – Mar 2004
  • Volunteer English teacher in Chiang Mai, Thailand – Oct 2003-Feb 2004
Honors:
  • Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University Distinguished Achievement Award College Level 2013
  • United States Lifesaving Association Heroic Act Award 2010
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship 1999-2000
  • William P. Ricker Memorial Scholarship 1999-2002
  • Outstanding Assistant Residential Advisor Scholarship 1999-2000