After graduation he earned a master’s degree and doctorate in education from Rutgers, launching a career in education. He started as a classroom teacher, then worked as an administrator and superintendent in Pennsylvania and New Jersey public schools for 13 years, earning many accolades. He joined the faculty at the Duquesne University School of Education in 1992, rising to positions as professor, dean, and director of the doctoral program for educational leadership before his retirement in 2013.
Jim devoted himself to community leadership in Pittsburgh and was a prolific author. He founded a consulting firm that promoted organizational development. He served Princeton as an ASC interviewer and alumni faculty forum panelist at two reunions. As a runner, he finished numerous marathons and ultra-marathons.
After three marriages, he found contentment when he married Dr. Theresa Weinrich, who was with him through retirement and his last years in Florida. His daughter Kate was a constant in his life. The class extends its sympathies to Theresa, Kate, and other family and friends.