Before joining the CELL staff, Jim was a high school English and drama teacher in both New Haven, CT and Chicago, IL. Currently, Jim collaborates with other CELL colleagues and Indiana educators to facilitate school change. Past and present change efforts have focused on culturally responsive teaching, classroom management, differentiating instruction, instructional consultation, school-wide positive behavior support, smaller learning communities, universal access, and writing/problem solving across the curriculum. Jim currently serves as Project Coordinator for Instructional Consultation Teams training in Indiana. In 2012, Jim completed his doctoral dissertation, which focuses on a collaborative service learning effort in two urban high schools, and earned a Ph.D. from Indiana University.