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Faculty Athletic Representative

The Faculty Athletic Representative (F.A.R.) serves as a bridge between the students and the faculty and staff.  If academic issues ever arise such as class conflicts, academic performance or communication between faculty, staff and the student-athlete, the F.A.R. serves as an additional liaison that represents both parties.  


Mount Ida Faculty Athletic Rep: James Jabbour

Professor Jabbour is a professor in the Applied Forensic Sciences department. Jabbour has been involved in law enforcement for over 30 years and brings real-life cases and scenarios to his classroom.

“I enjoyed the interaction with many, many people and derived great pleasure from the satisfaction of solving some complex investigations that brought closure to crime victims, their families and the criminal justice system.”

He was appointed Education Commissioner with the American College of Forensic Examiners and has been interviewed on an episode of “Snapped” on the Oxygen network to discuss a homicide investigation and forensics at an area school.

Professor Jabbour teaches Forensic Science, Veterinary Forensics, Forensic Psychology, Case Studies and Special Topics in Forensic Science and Emergency Management for Sports Management. He is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners and continues to present specialized lectures and assists high schools with the development of forensic science curriculum as well as making high school visits.

Professor Jabbour stresses the importance of identifying both short and long term career goals and encourages the pursuit of a college education which will open doors during the job search and above all, provide the impetus to be open to new methods, ideas and lifelong learning.