James is Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons. He supervises Tutoring, Distance & Accelerated Learning, Libraries, and Educational Travel. He directs the statewide DECT grant. James is past President of the Open Education Consortium; the Community College Consortium for OER; and Directors of Educational Technology in California Higher Education. He has served as a trainer on OER for the US State Department and is an invited keynote at national conferences. He earned faculty tenure in history, and has taught online, hybrid, and face-to-face.