James R. Musgrave is a retired college professor, business owner, and developer of commercial and education software. He hold a B.A. from California State University, Fullerton and an M.A. from San Diego State University. He also has certificates from Caltech for Labor Relations and Wage and Salary Administration and was the Supervisor of Management Development at the Industrial Relations Center at Caltech and worked with management guru Dr. Peter M. Drucker.
He was awarded a grant to Develop an Online Course and Multimedia Application: "The Grammar and Research Hospital," by the CVC3, 2003. He’s an Expernet Member of Giga Information Group, Norwell, MA, and his book, The Digital Scribe: A Writer's Guide to Electronic Media, Academic Professional Press, March 1996, was the first instructional book and CD resource for writers of multimedia publications.
He is the author of the online course, "Publishing an E-Book," for notharvard.com for Dell Computers. Awarded Modeling Effective Education Technology (MEET) Grant, 2005, for the Office Hours Student Research Assistant Template.
He has consulted with Chemtronics Corporation, The San Diego Union-Tribune Corporation, and other local small businesses in the areas of computer technology and writing skills for business. He presented at the Tel e-learning Conference '96, October 2-5, 1996, in Chicago, sponsored by The Instructional Telecommunications Council and the PBS Adult Learning Service, and at the Tel e-Learning 2004 Conference at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar on February 21-24, 2004, sponsored by the Instructional Technology Council. Topic: "Creating Usable Resources for Online Students."
He developed The Judge Jimmy Game, a VR argument and critical thinking court simulation for use online. He developed the Embellisher™ Mobile ePub3 Publishing and Marketing platform under the auspices of his company, EMRE Publishing, LLC in San Diego.His fiction is independently published by EMRE Publishing, LLC and was a recommended selection of the American Library Association’s Self-E Program, and his historical mystery series, The Pat O’Malley Historical and Steampunk Mysteries, has won many independent book awards and contests, and all four volumes in his series are featured selections around the libraries in the United States.
Student-centered instruction based on Piaget's principles.
Online Instructor of the Year, Winner of California State grants for online curriculum development and English Language instruction.
M.A. in English, B.A. in Communications.
Owner of EMRE Publishing, LLC