Nick Flynn, Ph.D.
Department Head, Professor
Office: Classroom Center 420E
Home Page: www.wtamu.edu/academics/mathematics-chemistry-physics.aspx
Dr. Flynn joined the faculty in the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering in 2010. He received a B.S. in Biochemistry Chemistry from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX in 1992, and a Ph.D. in the field of nutritional biochemistry in 1997 from Texas A&M. Toward the end of his Ph.D. he received an NIH postdoctoral fellowship to study vitamin A metabolism at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, New York. Dr. Flynn then went on to teach at Angelo State University until his appointment at West Texas A&M University.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Flynn teaches biochemistry and general chemistry. Dr. Flynn is a member of the American Chemical Society, Texas Academy of Sciences, and is a site visitor for the National Collegiate Honors Council. He also serves on the Texas Rugby Union Collegiate Competitions Committee which is tasked with designing the competitive structure of collegiate rugby in Texas. He has coached or played rugby since 1988.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Flynn’s research interests include the study of acrylamide formation in foods and glucose metabolism in young adults. He has over 30 professional publications including seven articles written by undergraduate students. Three of his research students have received awards at regional science meetings for their presentations. Dr. Flynn has several publications in the Journal of Chemical Education and Amino Acids. A recent research student of his received a Regents Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Flynn lives with his wife Serena and their two sons, Logan and Dillon. Their dog, Lucy, is a Jack Russell Terror (not a typo) that enjoys chasing balloons and running with Serena on her treadmill. Nick enjoys working out and restoring a 1967 Mustang.