Jim Dann

Written by CK-12 Foundation on February 14, 2009
Jim Dann
I graduated in physics and mathematics from Carnegie Mellon U; MA from UCLA; secondary credential from SF State. I worked as an electronic engineer and ship-board radar technician in Seattle, and as a teacher for 22 years in High Schools in Hayward and Sacramento. Courses I have taught include physics (AP also), chemistry (AP also), astronomy, calculus, algebra II, precalculus and integrated science. I was a Scimat fellow in Florence (1992), a Department Chair for both science and math, and taught physics lab sections for UC Davis. I am presently a faculty member at Chapman College (teaching prospective teachers for math and science) and a consultant for the Natomas USD. I wrote a number of original labs which have been shared, as well as designed new courses in science and math, now used by teachers at several schools. I co-authored People’s Physics Book, an open-access book, available through the UCSC Institute of Particle Physics and CK-12. I am committed to the idea of collaborative work in science/math texts and lab books.