Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, Journalism, International Relations and Public Policy
Master of Arts, Regent University, Radio Programming and Production
Doctor of Philosophy, Regent University, Communication Studies
What classes do you teach at Anderson
Business of Media, Communication History, Communication Theory, First Year Experience, Media Law, Public Speaking, Rhetoric, Web Design
What year did you start teaching at AU
Why teach at AU?
Christian higher education provides the best framework for exploring truth because it recognizes that there is an author of truth. The Christian life also provides a context for understanding careers as divine callings and service.
Notable achievements outside of discipline
I created Grade Robot, a grade-tracking and prediction app for iOS and Android.
People might be interested to know I...
Write a blog on church and communication, which has been covered by outlets like WCNC-TV (NBC affiliate in Charlotte), the Janet Mefferd Show (nationally syndicated radio), First Things magazine, and Forbes.com.
James has been a citizen of three countries: New Zealand by birth, and Australia and the United States by naturalization.
He enjoys the “just-right” size of Anderson University and the surrounding town. “Not too big, not too small.”
He sees the media economy changing from mass media to “mini media” and students will need to prepare by being able to produce and integrate text, audio and images in static (print) and dynamic (video and web) formats.