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James Ave

My life purpose is to glorify and honor Jesus Christ in all that I do. This life purpose transfers to my teaching. I want students to learn and apply information from my classes to their professional and personal experiences. God has gifted me with the abilities to take care of athletes and other physically active individuals as a Certified Athletic Trainer. I've also been gifted with the ability to develop and create new academic program and classes. I've used these talents to develop HPE 920: Sport First Aid and I'm developing a Physical Education curriculum development class.

Email: jimave@fresno.edu

Professional Experience: Fresno Pacific University since 1998. Head athletic trainer from 1998-2005. Kinesiology program director since 2005

Scholarly Interests: Athletic Training Professional Socialization, technology and effective teaching

Honors and Awards: Magna Cum Lauda from University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Recommended Reading: The Bible, any CS Lewis, Ted Dekker, and Star Wars books

Favorite Music: Christian Rock...Chris Tomlin, Third Day, Salvador, & many others

Home Church: Clovis Evangelical Free Church

Family Info: Married to Ashley since 1999

Favorite Bible Verse: "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." (Phil. 1:21, NIV)

What Matters: How I live my life for Christ and how I love my neighbor as my self

Pet Peeves: The word "common sense." If every one actually did things that were "common sense", then we would not have so many issues. But, most people ("common") do not do things that make sense. So this term is oxymoronic

Subject Expertise: Athletic Training, physical education, curriculum development

Education: PhD in Human Performance with an emphasis in Teaching and Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. MA in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University, Bakersfield. BS in Athletic Training from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Home town: Riverside, CA

What I Like About FPU: Small classes with faculty and staff that loves Jesus and students

Significant Influence: Jesus Christ, parents, wife, too many books to mention here