Jim Mansoor, PhD
BA in Psychology, California State University, Sacramento, 1980
MS in Exercise Physiology, California State University, Sacramento, 1989
PhD in Physiology, University of California, Davis, 1996
At Pacific Since: 1991
Jim Mansoor, PhD earned his bachelor of arts in psychology and his master of science in exercise physiology from California State University, Sacramento. He earned his doctor of philosophy in pulmonary and exercise physiology from University of California, Davis (UC Davis). He joined the Pacific faculty in 1991.
What Dr. Mansoor loves about teaching at Pacific is the opportunity to interact with curious, highly motivated students in a small classroom setting. He also appreciates that Pacific has a family-like atmosphere. One of his favorite courses to teach is Gross Human Anatomy, because he works closely with each student in the laboratory. His ongoing goal is to give students insight into how the human body works and tools to pursue that knowledge so that when they leave Pacific they are independent, curious people. He does this by delivering clear, concise and highly organized lectures, which present the information in a comprehensive manner.
He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. One individual who profoundly impacted Dr. Mansoor's career is Edward Schelegle, PhD, his PhD mentor at UC Davis. Dr. Mansoor describes him as smart, creative and always willing to help others.
Dr. Mansoor is an athlete and he has always been curious as to how the body works. This curiosity eventually led him to become a physiologist. He enjoys being outdoors either skiing, cycling or hiking. He also has an interest in the culinary arts. Family is very important to him and he considers his family his greatest accomplishment.
Teaching Philosophy: “My teaching philosophy is to engage curious learners to pursue information leading to answers to their questions.”
PTHR 311 - Gross Human Anatomy
PTHR 328 - Research: Theory and Application
PTHR 329 - Pathophysiology
Research Summary: “My research focuses on how environmental factors effect the lung inflammatory environment.”
Analysis of Exhaled Breath in Disease States
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema