Dr. James JaurezSchool of Engineering and Computing
Computer Science and Information Systems
James J. Jaurez, PhD is an Associate Professor with National University’s School of Engineering and Computing (SOEC). Dr. Jaurez teaches courses in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Educational and Instructional Technology, and Digital Media Design programs, which has led him to pioneer a fusion of the education and computing technology disciplines. Coordinator of SOEC’s Robotics, User Experience Computing, and Showcase Labs, Dr. Jaurez uses these resources to promote SOEC projects, outreach, and advanced technologies. Dr. Jaurez was also a visiting professor in Computer Science, User Experience, and Informatics at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) – Germany, and Hochschule Furtwangen University – Germany, interview: http://glftv.de/sendungsbeitrag/prof-james-jaurez/.
Dr. Jaurez has co-edited and contributed chapters to the upcoming book “Increasing Productivity and Efficiency in Online Teaching” from IGI Global Publishers (May 2016). His research also includes papers and presentations education technology, robotics, user experience, and simulation technologies. As lead researcher and co-PI on Hewlett Packard Technology for Teaching – Higher Education – Leadership Grant 2008 and Catalyst Grant 2010, Dr Jaurez has worked extensively in Game Design Methodology as a novel teaching framework for STEM+ courses. A PhD from Nova Southeastern University, his dissertation work is in Software Design and Development in the discipline of Computing Technology in Education. As coach and mentor for National University Academy (NUA), Dr. Jaurez also uses video game technology and robotics to inspire youth in the area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). His aim is to encourage academic and professional career paths in Engineering and Computing, and inspire “at risk” youth to enroll in college. Dr. Jaurez also sits on the board of his local church and assists with outreach programs and ministries.
School of Engineering and Computing