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Brian H. Jackson, PhD

Associate Professor
UC Box 
Price Hall 113

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

KINES 330 | Perpectual Motor Learning

KINES 331 | Human Motor Development

KINES 342 | Behavior Aspects of Injury

KINES 400W | Advanced Kinesiology

KINES 498 | Capstone: In Progress

KINES 499 | Senior Capstone

SLAM 321 | Sport Analytics


PhD in Motor Learning with a concentration in Sports Psychology and Statistics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., in 2004

Master of Arts in Education in Exercise and Sport Sciences, specializing in Administration in Physical Education and Athletics, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., in 1999

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Statistics, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, N.C., in 1997

Areas of Research & Specialization

Currently I am responsible for motor learning/development and sport psychology. Specifically, my research focuses on the effects of variables within the learning environment (practice schedules, attentional focus, feedback delivery) on the acquisition of motor skills.

Professional Affiliations

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)

Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Published Works

Jackson, B. H. & Holmes, A. M. (2011) The effects of focus of attention and task objective consistency on learning a balancing task. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82(3), 574-579.

Jackson, B. H. & Clair, E. A. (2008 Supplement). Effects of practice distribution when time is a limiting factor. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 79(1) Supplement, A-39.

Hartman, J. M. & Jackson, B. H. (2007). Podcasting. IDEA Fitness Journal. January 2007, 30-32.

Jackson, B. H. (2006 Supplement). A test of alternative explanations for the contextual interference effect. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, March 2006 Supplement, A-44.

Jackson, B. H., Kirkpatrick, M. K, & Brown, S. T. (2000). Comparison of the use of guided imagery in three disciplines. In A. Lamsa & K. Serlo (Eds.) International Conference Towards Holistic Well-Being Conference Procedings. Oulu, Finland: Oulu Polytechnic, School of Health and Social Care.

Honor & Awards

2010 | Awarded Indefinite Tenure, Pacific University

2009 | Faculty Development Grant, Pacific University. The Feasibility of an Active College Classroom. Co-authored with Dr. Rebecca Concepcion. Series of projects examining whether students can effectively learn while in the process of being physically active.

2008 | Junior Faculty Award, Pacific University. Awarded in recognition of outstanding service as a teacher and mentor to the students of Pacific University and for significant contributions to the academic life of the university community early in the professional career.

2003 | Jessie C. Carpenter Award, Curry School of Education, The University of Virginia. Awarded for exceptional promise as evidenced by both professional and academic accomplishments.

2001-present | Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honor Society

2001 | Homer Humphreys Award, Curry School of Education, The University of Virginia. Awarded for exceptional promise as evidenced by both professional and academic accomplishments.



The exercise science major wil be renamed kinesiology, signaling the program’s strong focus in both the natural and social sciences.


Pacific University's Exercise Science Department is taking an active role in surveilling the audiences at theatre performances of George Orwell's 1984.