Jerry James

Math & Life Sciences

Faculty, Professor of Human Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition



Please Note:
If you are currently enrolled in one of my courses and looking for the Supplemental Website this is NOT it. Instead you need to go to the BC home page, scroll to the bottom, and click on Virtual Campus (also known as D2L.) You’ll sign in and then be able to see the supplemental websites for all the courses you are enrolled in. All course related materials are there.

If you are a prospective student and want to see my teaching style please use links below.

If you are a former student and want to review topics from my lectures please use links below.

AP1 Sample Lecture Videos AP2 Sample Lecture Videos Nutrition Sample Lecture Videos

Why do I teach?  I teach because I have been given the ability to lead students in learning and retaining large amounts of complex material.  A complex concept is nothing more than a series of simple concepts logically connected.  I help students make those connections.   

The human body is a marvelous piece of craftsmanship - God's masterpiece of creation.  I enjoy revealing its perfectly designed complexities to inquisitive and appreciative students.

"Teaching is more than just telling.  Learning is more than just listening." 

People tend to fulfill your expectations of them.  If you expect little then little is what they deliver.  If you expect much then people strive to deliver much and most of us are capable of much more than we realize.  In my classroom I set the bar a bit higher than what most students can comfortably reach and then I do all I can to enable them to reach it. 

Every teacher should bring to their classroom:  knowledge of the subject, enthusiasm for teaching, as well as organized and effective teaching methods.  

Every student should come with: enthusiasm for learning, a teachable spirit, and effective study habits.  

When all these are present at the same time the classroom is a great place to be for students and teacher.

Born and raised in south Texas (Brownsville) where I was active in the Scouting program and Explorer Scouts until age 20.  Eagle Scout.  Graduate of Texas Southmost College, Graduate of Texas A&M University.   Gig 'em Aggies!!!   Graduate of University of Houston, Clear Lake campus.  Active student on the campus of life and will graduate one day.

I Believe.... 

...everyone is able to thrive and not just survive

...everyone can know right from wrong and is free to choose to do right

...each of us is capable of much more than we realize

...everyone can and should make a positive difference in this world 

Recreational interests: volleyball, tennis, swimming, kayaking, hiking, canoeing, white-water rafting, fishing,  sailing, snorkeling, and snow skiing.

Previous Occupations: dishwasher, cook, cashier, laboratory assistant, and licensed plumber.
20 years experience teaching volleyball, racquetball, tennis, archery, and as Director of an Intramural Sports Program;  

7 yrs. in EMS - 5 as a Paramedic

23+ years teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology

10+ years teaching Nutrition