Faculty & Staff at TUC
Department: Student Affairs
Title: Associate Dean of Student Services
Phone: (707) 638-5935
Fax: (707) 638-5872
Office: 690 Walnut Avenue, Ste. 200
James Binkerd, DO completed his osteopathic medical training at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984 and a Rotating Internship
at Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals in St. Louis Missouri in 1985. He practiced Osteopathic
Manipulative Medicine in Santa Cruz California from 1985 -1998. He was board certified
in 1994 by the American Osteopathic Board of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative
Medicine. In August of 1998 he joined the faculty of Touro University-California as
a member of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
Dr. Binkerd has been an Associate Professor, the Vice-chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and Assistant Dean of Student Services and Director of Academic Support.
Currently, Dr. Binkerd serves Touro University as Associate Dean for Student Services
Dr. Binkerd was a member of the Board of Directors of the Cranial Academy from 2001 to 2007. He was the Chair of the Cranial Academy Education Committee from 2002 to 2007. He also served on their Credentials Committee and is a Cours Director.
Dr. Binkerd was the 2011 Chair for the annual Convocation of the American Academy of Osteopathy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In addition to his interest in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in health and disease,
Dr. Binkerd’s other interests include student assessment techniques, academic support
of students at academic risk, and student promotions.
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