Program Coordinator and FacultyNorth Lake CollegeJames Duran began teaching Federal Government at North Lake College in the fall of 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Houston and a Master of Arts degree in political science from Texas State University in San Marcos.
Formerly co-advisor for the Student Government Association, he is a co-advisor for Enactus and is a member of the Sustainable Blazer Committee, Sustainability Awareness and Global Education Scholar Program, Academically Inspiring Minority Males Program and the Faculty Association.
His brief essay, “Out of the Car and into the Future” is included in the college reader Our Finite Bounty: An Anthology of Sustainability Topics. He served as an intern in the Texas 81st Legislature, and is a member of the Dallas chapter of the United Nations Association and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.
His academic mission is to evaluate political activity of governing systems at all levels; identify solutions to issues deemed socially unacceptable; and encourage students to make a positive difference in their community.