biography   

James Schell is a former Federal Government and Industry Executive now performing in his fourth career.  His experience ranges from teaching to creating publications in technical and doctrinal domains, to serving as a Director in Industry (Litton Industries) and Government as well as winning a Presidential Appointment to the Senior Executive Service, Director as Tactical Computer Systems and Software Engineering Centers' Department of the Army.

He is a graduate of Morehouse College, studied graduate level Business Administration, Anthropology and Genetics at California State University, Northridge; is certificated in Executive Management from University of California, Berkeley, Executive Development from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and The Federal Executive Isntitute, Arlington, VA.

He has written three books, on-the-shelf, of the memoir genre, Aunt Nora --The Lives and Times of a Wise Woman; Moi; and Talk, various short stories, numerous technical papers, a travel log, Trekking through France, and two children’s books, Beepy and JATO.

He was awarded the Doctor of Laws Degree (Honorary) in 1984 from his alma mater for his work in establishing and supporting Computer Science and Software Engineering Technology Curricula (under Federal Sponsorship and in cooperation with Digital Equipment Corporation) in Historically Black Colleges and Universities starting in 1981.

He is active in community affairs in North San Diego County as well as many of the initiatives of Alpha Pi Boulé, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. He remains active in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and his Alumni organization in San Diego in addition to his writing.

He is married to the former Doris E. Hunter.  They live in Ocean Hills, California. They have five adult children and seven grandchildren.