Jim Burklo is our first #ProfessorSpotlight of this year! He is the Senior Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California. Read on to find out more about him.
DEPARTMENT: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
TOPICS THAT HE TEACHES: Professionalism course at Keck School of Medicine, USC - Mindfulness (Mindful.USC.edu) - Introduction to Global Christianity (through ORSL, non-credit)
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN ON TRIPS WITH US: ???? a bunch!!!! 6? 8?
FORESTS OR DESERTS: deserts!!!!! (but I do love forests too)
SUNRISE OR SUNSET VIEWS: sunsets!!!!!! in the desert!
NON-ESSENTIAL MUST-NEED FOR ANY HIKING/CAMPING TRIP: mini-pocket knife (for removing cactus spines!)
DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH PEAKS IN 3 WORDS: convivial, invigorating adventures!
FAVORITE MEMORY FROM A PEAKS TRIP: Walking single-file along the tumbling Whitewater River on a cool bright afternoon with stunning views of Mt San Jacinto, engaged in deep conversations --- ahhhh!