James Brownlow obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in science education with an emphasis in chemistry through the college of science and technology at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He has taught advanced science courses including chemistry, chemistry II, chemistry AP, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics, physical science, biology II, and anatomy and physiology during his 31-year teaching career in Mississippi. He holds certifications in all of these sciences as well as in gifted education and in polymer science. James currently teaches polymers I and II at Hattiesburg High School where he has taught for the past fourteen years. James is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in polymer education and in becoming certified in educational leadership. He would like to help write a comprehensive textbook for polymer education aimed at high schools and a series of chemistry and polymer lab books with demonstrations and lab investigations written to the National Science Standards in a learning cycle format. James’ current interests in the RET process is to research the use of flexible or coatings-based solar cells and alternative energy projects. He would like to have polymer completers at HHS work on polymers inspired senior projects. These might include the development of solar vehicles, construction of operable wind turbines, and analysis the viability of aquaponics for Hattiesburg, MS.
Hattiesburg High School