After graduating from the Zinman
College at the Wingate Institute in 1973 (elementary & secondary
physical education teaching credentials), I served as a combat fitness
instructor (1974-76) and officer (1976-78) at the IDF's Combat Fitness
Center. My professional training in physical education includes a B.A.
degree in Physical Education from SUNY Brockport (1982), and M.S.
(1984), & Ph.D. degrees from SIU Carbondale (1989). Prior to joining
the physical education faculty at Cal State LA in the Fall of 1991 I taught
physical education at the Zinman College (1978-1981), at the
University of Southern California (1988-1991) and
Pepperdine University (Fall, 1989).
I was trained in sociology and psychology of physical education and sport and I hold gymnastics and track & field
coaching certificates. Over the past 20 years I have developed an interest in and taught computer
applications in kinesiology, history and philosophy of physical education
and sport, introduction to physical education, applied motor learning, physical fitness,
team handball, martial arts, and tennis.
I am the author of numerous web sites, one in particular, which kinesiology majors may find usefull.
The "Kids First Soccer" site is dedicated to a child
centered approach to the organization and administration of youth sports.
At Cal State LA I serve as (1) member of the Advisory Committee for the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning,
and (2) member of the Faculty Development Partnership Program. My service
on University, College, and School committees includes the Institutional Review Board--Human Subjects (1997-2000), Technology Roundtable, and the departmental
Search, Faculty and Student Affairs, Tenure and Promotion Committees Member, and most recently WASC Borad Member (2008-2010)
Outside the University I hold positions, such as, member of the editorial board of Kineziology: International Scientific Journal of Applied
Kinesiology. Physical Education Section Editor (1995-2011), and Member of the Executive Editorial Board of the
multiple award winning Sports Media web site (http://www.sports-media.org) (2002-04) as well as, service as expert
on the "Ask The Expert" panel at Sports Media (sports-media.org)
My wife Sally Frankl, M.D., Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, and I worship our two children.
I enjoy boardsailing, tennis, rollerskating, soccer, bicycling (road & mountain), fishing, hiking and reading.