Angela Robles, EdD


Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Program Director, Graduate Physical Education: Curriculum Management and Event Planning

Phone: (626) 815-5324

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: West Campus, Mary Hill Center, Room 100

Angela Robles, EdD, has been affiliated with Azusa Pacific University since 2000. A former pitcher for the University of Notre Dame softball team and professional athlete in the Italian National League, she has coached at both NCAA and NAIA levels. Her international sports experience extends to coaching and leading sports clinics in China, Venezuela, and Mexico. In addition to her teaching role at APU, Dr. Robles is the president and founder of the Forza Institute, LLC. Through this organization, she travels the country, consulting with athletic teams and organizations, and introducing them to the CliftonStrengths inventory. Her expertise has led to collaborations with prestigious sports entities, including the USA Olympic Team, Major League Baseball (MLB), and NCAA Division I teams such as Harvard, Notre Dame, USC, Arizona, and Washington, among others. Dr. Robles' extensive knowledge in fostering team cohesion and developing leaders, combined with her background in sports, has enabled her to pioneer research on strengths-based athletics.


  • EdD, Higher Education Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
  • MEd, Physical Education, Azusa Pacific University
  • BA, Sociology, University of Notre Dame


  • Certified Strengths Advocate, Gallup Organization
  • Gallup Organization AI in Academia Certificate of Completion
  • Faculty Learning Community, Azusa Pacific University, 2024
  • 2024 Culturally Responsive Literature Certification, Harvard University, 2020
  • Diversity Ambassador, Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence, Azusa Pacific University, 2020

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences


  • CliftonStrengths Coaching and Team Performance
  • International Professional Sport Participation
  • NCAA Coaching, Recruiting, and Athlete Development
  • Asynchronous Online Curriculum Development

Courses Taught

  • PE 555 – Sociological and Ethical Issues in Sport
  • PE 557A/B — Field Studies/Internships in Sport Management
  • PE 572 – Foundations of Sport Management
  • PE 582 – Seminar in Professional Literature in Physical Education and Sport
  • PE 585 – Capstone in Physical Education and Sport