Eric Balmer


Eric Balmer has taught philosophy at Loyola Marymount University for the past eight years. He has previously taught and developed courses at Biola University, Chapman University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Azusa Pacific University. His desire to be a part of the Pacifica community has everything to do with the vision of the school–to think and live well.

Eric did his undergraduate work in both history and philosophy at Biola University and California State University, Long Beach where he was honored as one of the few “Distinguished Graduates” of his class. He went on to get a Masters degree in philosophy at CSULB and a Masters degree in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Currently, he is working on his doctoral dissertation in the field of philosophical theology at Fuller.

Prior to his life in academia, Mr. Balmer was a touring musician. Eric has been to every state in the lower forty-eight, an experience that has shaped his teaching of American History. Mr. Balmer brings his passion and love for teaching to Pacifica. In fact, he sees his role as a teacher as a calling more than anything else.

Mr. Balmer resides in Long Beach with his wife and three kids. He is an elder at his church. Eric is an avid reader, loves baseball, cooking, and all things Americana.


Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A. Theological Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A. Philosophy – California State University, Long Beach
B.A. Philosophy – California State University, Long Beach

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