Date: August 20, 2008
Andrews University is pleased to welcome faculty member Dominique Wakefield as the new director of fitness and exercise studies and assistant professor of physical education. She begins teaching classes fall semester.
Wakefield was born and raised in Germany. She moved to the United States as a teenager and attended California State University at Chico where she received her Bachelor of Arts in physical education. She then continued on at Cal State where she earned a master’s degree in teaching international languages.
As an undergraduate, Wakefield competed in collegiate tennis. She brings this passion to Andrews University and plans to introduce tennis intramurals. Wakefield will teach tennis, volleyball, badminton, cardio kick, personal fitness plan, weight training for women and walking for fitness. In her role as director of the fitness program, Wakefield also hopes to reintroduce degrees in physical education. By 2009 she aims to implement a minor. “The eventual goal of the program,” she says, “is to produce professionals in fitness.”
Wakefield comes to Andrews from Munich where she spent the last year as a German and English language trainer. Her husband, Keith, is a master’s of divinity student at the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University.