Education projects include facilitating conceptual design of the University of Alabama Conceptual-STEM for high school; Houston's Alief ISD STEM School in a School concept for 40 Middle Schools; learning design for the Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts; and, modeling commercialization and learning strategies for the International Space Station (Center for the Advancement of Space Research) as a member of the IDEAS Orlando StoryJAM teamTM.
In 2012, Jim was recognized by the Society for Design and Process Science for advocacy in STEM teacher professional development. In 2011, Jim was recognized for advocacy of STEM+ARTS education by Time Warner in Austin, TX. Innovative start-up companies Jim is involved in include: On TV, “Innovation Nation”; On the Internet, Area52Games.com; In big data, Knexient.com; In insurance CRG Captive Services and Mesquite Captive; and in education Whyville.net, DavinciMinds.com, and NumbersALIVE.org.
Jim graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Bradley University. He is a George Gilder Fellow in High Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Public Policy. Today, he resides in San Antonio, Texas. He is a potter, a poet, and a storyteller. His loves are his wife Lisa and daughter Ava.