James is a lover of trivia and acquiring unusual skills. During his career in student affairs, he has served in many capacities from student engagement to student conduct. James has a passion for learning tools and gadgets that improve the student experience and increase organizational efficiency. Moreover, he serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Collegiate eSports, and he is enthusiastic about the future implications of eSports for student engagement on college and university campuses. James is working on his second Conqueror Event challenge in two months totaling over 100 miles walked. He enjoys traveling and lives in Ashland, VA, the Center of the Universe.
James earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Averett University, Master’s of Public Administration from Virginia Tech, and Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California.