Dr. James Hesson, professor in the division of Physical Education and Health in the College of Education at Black Hills State University, has been nominated for national recognition by Marquis Who’s Who. He has also been invited to give two presentations at the annual convention of the Texas Community College Teachers Association.

Hesson was recently selected for inclusion in a biographical directory published by Marquis Who’s Who, the leading biographical reference publisher of the highest achievers and contributors from across the country and around the world. Hesson will be profiled in the 2007-2008 Who’s Who Among Professionals in Strength Training, Honors Edition.

Since 1899, Marquis Who’s Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor – including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. To nominate colleagues for a Marquis publication, you may visit the official Marquis Who’s Who web site at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Hesson has also been invited to give two presentations at the Texas Community College Teachers Association’s (TCCTA) 60th annual convention in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24.

Comprised of educators from every teaching discipline, the TCCTA’s members come from all public, independent community, junior, and technical colleges in the state of Texas. The annual convention of the TCCTA is the largest gathering of community college faculty in the United States.

Hesson earned his doctor of education degree at Brigham Young University in 1980. He has been weight training continuously since 1960 and teaching the subject since 1964. He has taught men and women of all ages, from beginners to elite athletes. He has been a professor in the division of Physical Education and Health at Black Hills State University since 1990.

Dr. Hesson’s passion and purpose is motivating and inspiring others to achieve personal success in life. He achieves this through his dedicated teaching and through his writing, including many articles and professional papers and his best-selling text Weight Training for Life. Since 1993 he has worked each summer at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., with U.S. Olympic athletes and coaches.