James Madison University

PHOTO: Bobby J. Lifka

Bobby J. Lifka

  • Office: Godwin 325
  • Phone: 540-568-3952
  • Email: lifkarj@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    261 Bluestone Drive MSC 2302
    Department of Kinesiology
    Harrisonburg, VA  22807


  • M.S. University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S. Quincy University, Quincy, IL

Undergraduate Teaching Area:

  • Pedagogy

Graduate Teaching Area:

  • Pedagogy

Research Interest:

  • Developing self-efficacy and self-esteem in at-risk students through physical activity and fitness development.


  • staying active
  • recreating in the outdoors with family
  • continously learning how to be a good dad.



  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
  • January 12
    Classes meet as scheduled
  • January 19
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    Classes do not meet.
  • March 9-13
    Spring Break.
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Welcome from Kinesiology

PHOTO: Chris Womack

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology! Kinesiology involves the study of human movement and our faculty and students do so from a physiological, biomechanical, and psychosocial perspective. More >