Jason Shaughnessy

Faculty-Department Chair
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My Background

  • Hometown: Fenton, MI
  • High School: Lake Fenton HS, Fenton, MI
  • Professional Experience: Before relocating from Los Angeles, CA in the fall of 2017 my duties included teaching physical education and coaching volleyball at the secondary level.
  • Academic Degrees: BS - Physical Education from Western Michigan in 2005, MS - Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA in 2014
  • Classes Taught: HE 102, PEA 103, PEA 101,PEA108, PEA121, PEP200, CSS100

More About Me

  • I grew up very involved in sport and activity, and wanted to become a professional athlete. When I came to the realization my dream would not come true I looked for other opportunities in sport and fell in love with the idea of becoming a physical educator. My experience at Western Michigan University as an undergrad HPER student, and strong connections I made with faculty sparked my desire to someday teach at the college level. I believe its important to do what you love!
  • My wife Jenny is also a physical educator and we live in Grand Haven with our 3 small children; sons Jenson and Jaxon, along with daughter Jaylin.
  • In my spare time I like to be outdoors. I love the beach, camping and hiking