Meet The Team
Andrew Herrick, PhD
Andrew Herrick is currently Director of Academic Development and a faculty member at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California. He is responsible for course offerings and marketing through the Office of Continuing Education, which includes identifying and developing new courses, programs, and instructors who are passionate about Christian higher education. He also actively teaches graduate, undergraduate, and professional development online courses for the university.

Dr. Herrick holds a doctoral (PhD) degree in Exercise and Wellness Education and a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Arizona State University. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and active in several professional organizations.  He has held memberships and office in the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), SHAPE America, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Public Health Association (APHA), and the National Wellness Council (NWC). 

During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Amber, their daughter and son. His hobbies include photography, reading, traveling, and maintaining a physically active lifestyle. He believes that a key component to living healthier is balancing the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of life.
"A key component to living healthier is balancing the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of life."
Bill Cockerham, EdD
Bill Cockerham grew up in Southern California.  It was at Duarte High School that he grew to love the sports of cross country and track & field, competing in the distance events. He continued in the sports at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, graduating with a biology major in 1967. Bill earned a Master’s Degree in Biology from Fresno State University (1974), then went on to complete an Ed.D. Degree in Educational Technology at Pepperdine University (2001). Bill and his wife Judy were married in 1974 and have two daughters, Allison and Amanda, and one delightful granddaughter.

In 1971, Bill began working at Fresno Pacific University as the assistant track and cross country coach. During his 30-plus years at Fresno Pacific, Bill taught in both the biological sciences and physical education departments. For 15 years, he served the university as the head men’s and women’s cross country and track & field coach. In 2001 he developed his first professional development course and continues to teach a dozen of these courses.

Bill is the founder and, for 25 years, was editor and publisher of California Track and Running News magazine. He also served as meet director for the Foot Locker Western Regional Cross Country Championships for 18 years. A die-hard fan, Bill continues to enjoy the sports of cross country and track & field as a spectator and has attended two Olympic Games (Montreal and Los Angeles), numerous track & field Olympic Trials, U.S. and NCAA Championships, and the World Track & Field Games in Helsinki, Finland.
"Learning is fun and since I am a big proponent of lifelong learning, the fun never ends."