James Jones

James Jones - General Information

Title:
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office:
C223 - located in the Occupational / Technical Career Programs West office complex. (Formerly known as the Industrial Technology and Mathematics division.)
Phone:
217 875-7211, ext 490 (automated system)
217 875-7200, ext 490 (operator assisted)
217 875-6965, fax
Web Address:
http://people.richland.edu/james/
Email Address:
james@richland.edu
Office Hours:
These are the times that I plan on being in my office. I am available other times, and am willing to help students as long as I don't already have another commitment.
Faculty are not required to keep office hours during the summer term. However, I am usually available during the following times.
         MON           TUE           WED           THU           FRI
     -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
     12:00-12:50   12:00-12:50   12:00-12:50   12:00-12:50   appt only

Teaching Schedule:
I am in class during these times. All of my classes meet in S137. You might try to catch me before, after, or between classes if you can't find me in my office. I generally do not come back to my office between consecutive classes.
         Time          MON        TUE        WED        THU        FRI
     -----------     --------   --------   --------   --------   --------
      8:00- 9:50     Math 160   Math 160   Math 160   Math 160
     10:00-11:50     Math 170   Math 170   Math 170   Math 170

Education / Experience:
I graduated Richland Community College with an A.S. degree with a Mathematics concentration. I then went to Eastern Illinois University where I received a B.A. in Mathematics with the Teacher Certification option. I joined the R.C.C. staff immediately after receiving my B.A. as the Study Assistance Center Coordinator and Adjunct Mathematics Faculty. I held both jobs for three years and continued my education at Sangamon State University. I became a conditional full-time Mathematics Instructor in August 1992 pending the completion of my Master's degree. I received my M.A. in Mathematical Sciences from Sangamon State University in May 1993. I received tenure at Richland in 1995. I received a promotion to Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Spring 1996 semester
Professional:
I am a member of the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges.
I have the extra duty assignment as the Internet Systems Specialist for the College. Among other things, this means I am responsible for keeping the Internet up and going at Richland.
I am helping with the planning and installation of the physical layer of the College Wide Network with David Holtfreter, Paul Krekel, and the Richland Maintenance Department.
Personal:
Height is 186.69 cm if I stand up straight, but call myself 185.42 cm since I never stand up straight.
Mass is about 79.55 kg, but I don't have scales to verify.
Eye color is blue, when not red from lack of sleep.
My temperament is melancholy with about equal parts of phlegmatic and choleric, but very little sanguine.
My Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is ISTP - Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perception. Internally, I tend to be ISTJ.
I attend Forsyth Baptist Church.
If you want to know anything else about me, feel free to ask. I may not answer, but that shouldn't stop you from asking.