James Rippetoe, MA

Instructor - Service Learning Faculty

James Rippetoe has taught for the School of Allied Health Professions since 2010. As a full-time faculty member, he teaches courses in the Bachelor of Science degrees in Radiation Sciences, Health-care Administration, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs. He also teaches general education courses for Loma Linda University, including Cultural Anthropology, Organizational Management, and History of Radiation and Imaging.  Mr. Rippetoe’s prior experience includes teaching at the community college level, working in the computer industry, as well as international business consulting in Asia.

Mr. Rippetoe is in the process of completing his second Masters in Global History with an emphasis in Medical History and Technology. His thesis is entitled Pax Americana and Medical Innovation. He begins his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) in the fall of 2019.

In his spare time, Mr. Rippetoe is a practitioner of martial arts, possessing a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from the American Tae Kwon Do Association. He is also a skilled musician, performing regularly with the California Christian Symphony, La Sierra University Symphony, Riverside Lyric Opera, Southland Symphony, Temecula Valley Symphony, and the Redlands Community Orchestra, where he is a board member. He is a former board member of the Southern California Young Artists Symphony and regularly volunteers with the San Bernardino County High School and Middle School Honor Orchestras.

Education

  • MA, Management, University of Redlands
  • BA, History, University of Redlands

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Member of Sigma Kappa Alpha
  • Member of Pi Gamma Mu International Honors Society for the Social Sciences.
  • Fellow of the Alfred North Whitehead Leadership Society for demonstrating Leadership and Academic Excellence.