Dr. James Jaurez
Dr. Jaurez is a dedicated Academic Program Director and Associate Professor in Information Technology Management at National University where he has served since 2004. Dr. Jaurez is also a FIRST Robotics Head Coach since 2014 and leads outreach in robotics to the community through partnerships with Makerplace, Steam MakerFest, UCSD Create, Learning for Life, and many others over his over 19 years as an educator. Dr. Jaurez holds degrees in Computing Technology (PhD), Education (Masters), Cybersecurity (MS), Business Administration and Finance (MBA), Marketing (BS), and Physics (Minor). Dr. Jaurez has professional experience in scientific instruments and software development. He also has led and been awarded many grants from Hewlett Packard, NASA, Qualcomm, Pratt and Whitney, WE Electronics, Department of Defense, NU Innovation and NU Continued Innovations in the fields of game methodologies, robotics, fabrication, education, and community outreach. Dr. Jaurez has books, publications, and presentations in education technology, robotics, cybersecurity, project management, productivity, gamification, and simulations. Finally, Dr. Jaurez is a leader at New Break Christian Church, a member of ACM, the PMI, and many other professional organizations.