Dr. James Neufell, an Assistant Professor of Education, recently joined the faculty at St. Thomas Aquinas College after a thirty-four year career in elementary and secondary science education. Throughout his career, Dr. Neufell has taught all domains of science to elementary, secondary and post-secondary students. His most recent classroom experiences involve secondary life science & biology; having served as a middle school life science teacher and high school biology teacher in the school district of South Orange and Maplewood, New Jersey. Prior to joining the STAC faculty, Dr. Neufell also taught science methods courses as an adjunct instructor at several regional universities including Lehman College, City University of New York and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, among others. Dr. Neufell has presented his research involving Nature of Science and the Physics First Curriculum Model at several conferences including the New Jersey Science Convention in 2007 and National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, in both 2007 and 2009. Dr. Neufell has also served as a Science Education Consultant to the New Jersey Business/Science Education Consortium (NJ BISEC) Environment-Based Teaching Modules Project. In addition, Dr. Neufell has participated in several research projects both as a graduate student and as a post-doctoral specialist in secondary science education.
"The primary reason that I came to St. Thomas Aquinas College was the
college’s emphasis on teaching. I am, first and foremost, a teacher. My
lessons are student centered, contemporary, and relevant, and there are
numerous opportunities for student interaction and feed-back. I encourage communication with my students and I am available for them and promote consultation before and after class as well as during office hours and by appointment. My office door is always open to my students."
Dr. J Neufell