HOF Class of 2012

James W. Harris

Associate Degree from Univ. of Kentucky (1981); Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marshall University (1984)

Aultman Health Foundation, Canton, OH: Vice President for Outpatient Centers and Services (Present);

Associate VP for Ambulatory Facilities and Services (2007-2011); Executive Director – Aultman West (2002-07); Director - Therapy Services (1998-02); Coordinator - Sports Medicine (1997-98)

Athletic Trainer for Mercy Medical Center, North Canton, OH (1994-97); Sports Medicine Coordinator

University Sports Physical Therapy, Youngstown, OH (1992-94); Coordinator of Therapy, Fitness and Athletic Training Services - Center for Orthopedic Surgery, Canton, OH (1984-92)

Coordinator of Athletic Training Services – Canton McKinley Senior High School (1986 to present);

Inducted into Canton McKinley Senior High School Football Hall of Fame (2011)

OATA Clinical/Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year (2000)

OATA Reimbursement Task Force ( 2009 - present); OATA State Meeting Committee (2005, 2008);

Athletic Trainer of the Year Committee Sub-Chair (2001-04); OATA State Meeting Presenter (2005, 2008)

Co-coordinator of County wide ImPACT Concussion Testing Program for 22 high schools (2010 to present)

Pro Football Hall of Fame Game Medical coverage Liaison (1992-present)

Director of medical coverage for the IFAF Junior World Football Championship (2009); Coordinator of sports medicine/medical coverage for USA Women’s Softball training camp prior to World Championship (2010)

Bill Kulju

Bachelor of Science degree (1979) and Master of Science degree (1984) from The Ohio State University

Educator/Athletic Trainer for Westerville South High School from 1979 to present

OATA President Elect ( 2002-2004); President (2004-2006); Past President (2006-2008); Treasurer (2008-2010)

OATA positions held: Central District Representative (1998-2002); Professional Education Committee, Registration Chairperson (1990-2003); PEC Co-Chair (2011); High School Committee (1994-1998); Finance Committee (2008-2012); Political Action Committee (2010-2012); OATAPAC Treasurer (2010-2012)

National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting Local Committee (1987); Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting Local Chairperson (2002) 

OATA High School Athletic Trainer of the Year (1996); NATA Service Award (2003); OATA Linda Weber Daniel Outstanding Mentorship Award (2008) 

Inducted into the Westerville South Athletic Hall of Fame (1996); Westerville Educator of the Year (1998); Gregory I. Brooks Memorial Award (2004); Westerville City Schools Great Educator/Mentor Award (2010) 

Volunteer Athletic Training Activities: United States Olympic Committee Medical Staff (1990-1995); USOC Training Center, Colorado Springs (1990); Olympic Festival, Los Angeles (1991); World University Games, Buffalo (1993); Pan American Games Supervisor, Argentina (1995)

Bill Kulju Hall of Fame Interview

Interview Part 2


Kimberly S. Peer

Bachelor of Science from Kent State University (1986); Master of Arts from Western Michigan (1988)

Doctorate of Education from University of Akron (2001) 

Associate Professor/ATEP Coordinator, Kent State University (1999 to present) 

OATA External Vice President (2000-03); President-Elect (2003-05); President (2005-07); Past-President (2007-09); OATA College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year (2001) 

Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers Association (2012); NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (2010); NATA Service Award (2003); Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Outstanding Women in Athletic Training (2007); GLATA Outstanding Educator Award (2005) 

Kent State University Faculty Excellence Award (2003, 2006, 2009, 2011); CASE U.S. Professor of the Year nominee (2010) 

Associate Editor – Athletic Training Education Journal (2010-Present); Editorial Board – Journal of Athletic Training (2004-Present) 

NATA Ethics Education Project Team Chair (2008-Present); NATA REF Research Committee (2005-2011); Board of Certification Standards Committee Chair (2004-2010) 

Nearly 100 Scholarly Presentations on Athletic Training related topics; Co-Authored Professional Ethics in Athletic Training, as well as numerous Athletic Training publications

Kim Peer Hall of Fame Interview


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