News • May 17, 2021

Dr. Trevor Gillum earns 2021 CBU Distinguished Professor award

Dr. Trevor Gillum earns 2021 CBU Distinguished Professor awardRiverside, Calif. (May 17, 2021) – California Baptist University has named Dr. Trevor Gillum, professor of kinesiology, as the Distinguished Professor for 2021.

The CBU Board of Trustees each year selects a professor who has established an impressive record of service to receive the award.

“Dr. Gillum's demonstrated talent in scholarship surely guides and inspires his teaching, and the record of student achievement and satisfaction he has influenced is commendable,” said Dr. David Pearson, dean of the College of Health Science.

Since his master’s thesis was published in 2006, Dr. Gillum has been lead or contributing author on 28 peer-reviewed publications, 23 peer­reviewed presentations, and many other academic and professional projects. He has led numerous student projects that have been accepted for presentation and/or publication.

Additionally, Gillum has excelled in professional service, which has included reviewing student abstracts, reviewing grant applications and serving on the American College of Sports Medicine national committee.                               

 Gillum has been and continues to be one of CBU's finest academic scholars and has made substantial contributions in his field of exercise physiology, Pearson said. Given his credentials and accomplishments related to research, Gillum was recently selected by the provost to chair the search for a dean of research at CBU.

Gillum's professional accomplishments have established him as a wonderful example and mentor to the younger faculty in the Department of Kinesiology as well as the many graduate students who aspire to make their mark in research and teaching, Pearson said.

“The comments from students on Dr. Gillum's course evaluations are remarkably consistent over his 10 years at CBU,” Pearson said. “Most comments spelled out Dr. Gillum's ability to make hard content feel attainable and bring comfort to students when they come to him seeking help.”

Gillum has served the CBU campus as a member of the Institutional Review Board as well as on three kinesiology faculty searches. Additionally, he serves outside of CBU, teaching Sunday school at Orangecrest Community Church in Riverside.               

Gillum is “a faculty member who displays the indispensable professional characteristics and selfless approach required to be one of the very best at CBU,” Pearson said.

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