Peter Wasemiller, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Business Administration: Law and Ethics
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J.D., The San Joaquin College of Law
B.A., Social Science (History), Fresno Pacific College

Share why you teach at FPU

I was hired in 1983 as a faculty member with an administrative assignment back in the days when there was no real distinction between administration and faculty.  Along with my administrative assignments in alumni and community relations, grants and advancement research, and human resources, I have taught courses in business, political science, graduate kinesiology and criminology for 27 of my 29 years at the university. Even in my administrative assignments, I felt that I was in a teaching role. I am happy to part of a community of learners, committed to offering higher education from the lens of faith in Christ and God’s grace.

Scholarly Interests

  • Law and ethics as tools for developing wisdom and critical thinking
  • Legal philosophy
  • Common law history, development and relevance to today’s legal systems, particularly in the areas of contract law and tort law
  • Case law critical analysis

Professional and Service Experience

I have taught Business and the Legal Environment and Introduction to Law and the Legal system at Fresno City College since 1988, and was a judge for the George Hopper Moot Court Competition at The San Joaquin College of Law in the 1990’s. Since coming to FPU in the 1980’s, I have served on the board of the local Evangelicals for Social Action/Love, Inc.; and on the Paralegal Advisory Council for the San Joaquin College of Law.

Honors and Awards

California Advancement Researchers Association Distinguished Service Award (2000)

Professional Affiliations

I am a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. I was a founding member and board member of the California Advancement Researchers Association, and an active member of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement.

Publications and Presentations

I have had articles published for industry publications in the areas of non-profit work, grants and donor research over many years; numerous presentations at local, regional and international professional conferences in the same areas.