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Dr. Bill Cockerham

Subject Expertise: Biology, Kinesiology, Coaching
Education: EdD in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University; MS in Biology from Fresno State; BS in Biology from Westmont College
Hometown: Duarte, CA, but lives in Fresno, CA today
Home Church: Butler Avenue Mennonite Brethren, Fresno, CA

Learning is fun and since I am a big proponent of lifelong learning, the fun never ends. I have over 50-years of learning and teaching fun. Fresno Pacific’s Center for Professional Development has given me the opportunity to continue to combine my love for both teaching and learning. I set up courses to be project-based, allowing students flexibility in creating the projects to meet their own unique interests and needs. I continue to learn from each student’s creative projects. The goal for course projects is to not only gain content knowledge in a fun and practical way but to also provide material immediately usable in current or future classroom settings. I welcome you to join me in the fun.

Professional Experience: Kinesiology Dept. Chair, Biology Dept. Chair, Faculty Technology Advisor, Track & Field Coach, Cross Country Coach

Personal Experience: Founder and editor of California Track & Field, Founder of Student Online Academic Research (SOAR), Meet Director Footlocker Cross Country Western Regional.

Scholarly Interests: Educational Technology

Honors and Awards: FPU Faculty Distinguished Service

Publications: Use of Virtual Dissection by High School Biology Teachers

Recommended Reading: Richard Roar

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28 ~ "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Favorite Music: Christian

Favorite Activities: Spend time with family

Family Info: Married to Judy (Music Dept. Secretary) in 1974, two grown daughters and one granddaughter

What Matters: Relationships

Pet Peeves: Jumping to conclusions

What I Like About FPU: Started at FPU in 1971 as an assistant coach. I love developing relationships and engaging with faculty and students.