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Schools Attended: Southwestern College – AA ’01, CSU San Bernardino BS ‘03, San Jose State University – MA ‘09
Classes Taught at Pierce College: : KIN 229 Walk/Jog/Run, KIN 271 – Tennis, KIN 329 Body Conditioning (Aerobic Conditioning, Bootcamp, Circuit Training), KIN 250/350 – Weight Training, KIN 347 – Pilates, KIN MAJ 100 – Introduction to Kinesiology, Health 11 – Principles of Healthful Living, Health 8 – Women's Health
Interests/Hobbies: Running, hiking, walking, balancing healthful eating with not-so-healthful eating (love pizza & chocolate!), spending quality time with family and friends.
Fun Fact: Appeared as a racewalker in an episode of “Malcolm in the Middle;” love, love, love Michael Jackson – you might even get me to moon walk.
PE/Athletic Facilities Assistant
Schools Attended: Arizona State University
Interests/Hobbies: Running, cycling, movies, food
Fun Fact: Worked as a certified athletic trainer for fifteen years and then a Physical Education/Health teacher for eleven years
Diana Cummins, MA, CLMA, RYT
Schools Attended: Lewis & Clark (BS degree in Psychology and Education), UCLA (MA degree in Dance)
Classes Taught at Pierce College: Yoga
Interests/Hobbies: Diana is the Artistic Director of mango Dance Theatre, a community-based dance company.
Fun Fact: Diana has been the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching award given by the California Alliance of Art Education and a Bravo Art Award Nominee.
Schools Attended: Grover Cleveland High School, California State University Northridge, Azusa Pacific University
Classes Taught at Pierce College: Kinesiology 201 (Swimming Skills), Kinesiology 101 (First Aid & CPR), Encore (Aquatic Body Movement)
Interests/Hobbies: Swimming, Camping, Road Trips, and my puppy Ozzie!
Fun Fact: I run the Aquatic Center at Pierce College and have been a lifeguard since 2003.
Alma mater/schools attended: University of Kansas, Concordia University
Interests/hobbies: Lots of laughing, movies, taking fun trips, and creating awesome memories
Fun fact: I played professional basketball for ten years and have lived in six countries.
Department Chair, Faculty
Schools Attended: Eastern Washington University and California State University, Northridge
Classes Taught at Pierce College: Kinesiology activity courses, Health 2, and Health 7
Interests/Hobbies: yoga and fitness competitions
Fun Fact: Air Force Veteran, NPC competitor and Seattle Seahawks fanatic!!!
Schools Attended: California State University Northridg
Classes Taught at Pierce College: Health 2, Health 7, Health 8, Health 11
Interests/Hobbies: I love to go spinning and go on the occasional hike. I also enjoy snuggling up on the couch to watch movies and trying out new restaurants.
Fun Fact: I am currently working on getting a doctorate in educational leadership at Cal State Northridge.
Schools Attended: Oakwood College, Concordia University, Cornell University
Classes Taught at Pierce College: Health 7, Health 9, Health 11, KIN 117, KIN 226, KIN 289, KIN 291, KIN 329, KIN 350, KIN 387
Interests/Hobbies: Social justice within collegiate athletics administration, singing, poetry composition, rock climbing
Fun Fact: Semi-professional gospel/jazz flute player
As a former professional dancer, Shannon has been involved in health and wellness for many years. She holds degrees in kinesiology, sociology, and dance and specializes in exercise science, somatic practices, and sport sociology. Shannon is also a certified Pilates Instructor and Health Coach, having worked with clients throughout Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. She has taught at California State University Northridge and Moorpark College. Her teaching approach is rooted in her love of movement as both an aesthetic expression and physical science. Shannon is inspired to share her passion for movement with Pierce College students and guide them to develop functional strength, mind-body awareness, and balance in every sense of the word.
Alma mater: University of California, San Diego and California State University, Northridge.
Classes taught at Pierce: Kinesiology & Health: Introduction to Kinesiology, Principles of Health Living, Women’s Health, Body Conditioning, Pilates Mat, Circuit Training, Aerobic Mix, Step Aerobics, Weight Training, Boot Camp, Fitness Walking, and T'ai chi ch'uan
Alma mater/schools attended: Pierce College, University of Southern California, Cal State Fullerton, University of LaVerne
Classes taught at Pierce: Health
Fun fact: I like swimming in the rain and counting the rain drops.
Schools attended: Antelope Valley College, Wichita State
Classes taught at Pierce: Weight Lifting, Body Conditioning
Interests/hobbies: Body Building/Fitness, Cooking, Arts and Crafts
Fun fact: Left home at 14 to pursue a basketball career which ultimately
brought me to the USA.
Schools Attended: Fullerton College, Oregon State University, Azusa Pacific University
Classes taught at Pierce College: Golf and Soccer
Interests/Hobbies: camping, hiking, boating, snowboarding…anything outside
Fun Fact: I played Division 1 football at Oregon State and was on TV many times. I am also ordained to officiate weddings.