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  • Ed.D, UCLA
  • M.A. Fresno State
  • B.A., Bethel University


Jim Larson came to Biola University in the fall of 2008 after completing a three year period of teaching and coaching at Azusa Pacific University. Larson has had many years of teaching experience at the university level including being on the doctoral faculty at Pepperdine University. In addition, much of Jim's professional life has been in the area of college sports, including a highly successful career as a head men's basketball coach for almost two decades. Today, Jim's interests include emphasis and expertise in the academic areas as psychology in coaching and human movement and leadership development. His mission statement would include to teach and model in such a manner that the students from our KHPE family will have great impact as they go out to wherever God will call them.

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