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Dr. James McCracken is Professor in the Department of Technological Studies, serving as Director of the Bemidji State University Center for Career and Technical Education and as Academic Coordinator for Distance Delivery of the B.A.S. in Technology Management. He has taught courses in technology education, design technology and industrial technology, and currently has instructional duties which include professional education courses. Jim earned his B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Education from U- W Stout and his Ed.D in Technology, Career, Technical & Adult Education from Texas A&M. Jim has held many leadership and professional positions, including Minnesota Technology Education Assn. President, International Technology Education for Children Council President, and a member of the International Technology Education Assn. Board of Directors. He has also presented both nationally and internationally, and has authored many articles and served as editor for professional publications.

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