James Mandigo – Professor and Interim Dean, Brock University James Mandigo, Ph.D, is a Professor and Interim Dean for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University located in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. James is also a member of the Canadian Sport for Life Leadership Team, past President for the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA), and former Ontario representative on the Physical and Health Education’s Board of Directors. He was a contributing writer for Ontario’s 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum and has conducted workshops with educators and practitioners locally and around the world pertaining to topics such as physical literacy, sport for development, teaching games for understanding, and pedagogy. James has also worked extensively within developing countries. His current research and development project in El Salvador explores the role that sport and physical education have in the prevention of youth violence in that country. His research and development activities in this area have been funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council and Scotiabank International. James is the proud father of 3 children, Benjamin, Nathan and Lillian, and enjoys cheering on his wife Karen while she competes in triathlon and ironman events.