Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Phone: (805) 565-6289
Office Location: Murchison Complex Office
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
& by Appointment
Gerontology, Disability Studies
B.A. Physical Education, Biola University
Teaching credential, Biola University
M.S. Physical Education, University of Oregon
Graduate coursework in Gerontology, Tufts University
Graduate coursework in Disability Studies, Boston University
Christine joined the faculty in 1978 and has assumed various roles in the Kinesiology Department. After completing her graduate work at the University of Oregon, she brought to our department a passion for working with people who have disabilities, the older population and introducing students to the discipline of kinesiology through her Foundations course. Her 2004 sabbatical included specific training in the field of gerontology, culminating in a new course on the social, psychological and physical effects of aging. As past Department Chair, she played a crucial role in the development of the kinesiology curriculum, helping to grow our major to over two hundred students. One of her special delights as a faculty member was her involvement in the development of the kinesiology Europe Mayterm program. This program introduced over 150 students to the research and professional studies of sport science in Europe. Christine teaches Special Populations; Foundations of Kinesiology; Senior Capstone; Fitness for Life; Gerontology and heads up our internship program. Asked to resume her role as department chair in 2014, Christine appreciates the opportunity to help shape the next era in the Kinesiology Department.