Jim Brazell is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Specialist at Pearson Education. Prior to joining the company in September of 2016, he was an analyst specializing in technology-driven change related to work and education. In 2008, his essay, The Bellwether Sounds, for the National School Boards Journal was one of the first public voices proclaiming the need for U.S. education, workforce, and economic development professionals to recognize the importance of STEM to global competitiveness and security. Between 2003-2016, he delivered speeches and workshops reaching approximately 50,000 education, workforce, and economic development professionals.
During the past decade, his work includes: public policy work influencing Texas and national support for STEM and cybersecurity; catalyzing grants and public-private partnerships for STEM; performing technology forecasts for the State of Texas; designing video games for major military commands and civilian workforce initiatives; and advocating for cybersecurity programs such as CyberPatriot and San Antonio’s Information Technology and Security Academy. In 1995, Jim graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Bradley University—his focus was sociology of cyberspace. To learn more about Jim, visit http://www.jimbrazell.com.