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Associate Director

Alicia James, Ph.D.
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As the Associate Director, Alicia oversees the day to day operations of the SMLC, tutors in the center and  teaches in the Department of Chemistry.   She loves helping students reach their potential as they matriculate through JMU.  In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, playing with her dog, reading and spending time with her family in Louisiana.

Chemistry Coordinator

Mary Tam, Ph.D.
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As the Chemistry Coordinator, Mary splits her time between tutoring in the Science and Math Learning Center and teaching in the Department of Chemistry. She is passionate about helping students develop an appreciation for chemistry and succeed throughout their educational journey at JMU. In her free time, she is active supporter of greyhound rescue and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys.

Statistics Coordinator

Justin Kimmel, M.S.
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Justin joined the JMU team in the fall of 2010 after an 11 year stint teaching statistics at The University of Akron. He was attracted to the “public university with a small college feel” that JMU offers. As well as tutoring statistics in the SMLC, Justin teaches in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. In his free time, he enjoys biking, following Pittsburgh sports and is an avid fan of Drum Corps International and if he’s not doing any of that, he enjoys reading books on faith and theology and has a passion for men’s ministry.

Mathematics Coordinator

Charles Cunningham, M.S.

Charles Cunningham was the mathematics coordinator at the SMLC until July 2014. He received his Bachelors degree in Mathematics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and his Masters at the University of Virginia. He was involved with tutoring at JMU for over sixteen years. He will be greatly missed.