James Mangold

James Mangold attended University of Texas where in received a BS in Geology with a minor in mathematics. He became certified in Texas as a secondary science and mathematics instructor in 1985. In 2001 he completed his Master of Ed in Physics – Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M. James, besides teaching, has involved himself in many academic extra curricular activities; such as Science UIL, the Physics Olympics and the Chemical Olympics. He worked with Dr. Jorge Lopez to establish a NASA Service Center at Fabens High School. Starting 2006 worked for three summers at Texas State University as a science advisor for a middle school math curriculum project called Math Explorations. As a physics instructor besides teaching, he developed and presented workshops for teachers concerning lab activities and instructional strategies in physics. In 2003 designed a device called the ‘Gravitational Mechanical Lab Activity Device’ [GMLAD] that was integrated into both his high school and college physics classes. In March of 2009 he formed a company, Concise Science Educational Products & Services with his father Donald.