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He taught in Fairfax and Arlington schools and has been recognized at the state and national level for integrative strategies that connect students to real-world issues. He was also the first to formally integrate Virginia secondary science and technical courses, and among the country's first Google-certified educators.
Jim developed an integrated field course in Watershed Science, Education and Leadership for the College of Natural Resources and the School of Education. He remains on the Natural Resources faculty, and also teaches Education Technology and STEM education at other universities.
He helped develop the NIA Center for Integrative STEM Education and serves as chair on the Arlington Chamber Education and Workforce Committee and as vice-chair on the Northern Virginia Technology Council Education and Workforce Committee. He is a fellow and current president of the Washington Academy of Sciences, where he also serves on the Journal Board of Editors. In addition, Jim serves as the STEM Education Coordinator for Arlington County and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.