MA, Education, University of Connecticut
BS, Rehabilitation Services, University of Pennsylvania
Jim has been a member of the Unity College faculty since 1980. He oversees the Learning Resource Center, Unity’s academic support center and teaches a variety of courses in education, communication, psychology and interdisciplinary studies. Jim’s courses are structured to emphasize application of theoretical principles to real-life problems. His primary academic interests include developmental psychology, effective and meaningful pedagogy for higher education and practical accommodations for students with learning challenges.
Many of Jim’s courses include service and field-experience components, including working at the Maine Organic Farming and Gardening Association, doing trail work for the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust and a variety of projects in local schools.
Jim lives in Dixmont with his wife Beth Woodson. He enjoys travel, reading, sports and tending his small woodlot and organic garden.