In January 2000, Jim Koskoris left the business world and came to Landmark College, initially to teach reading, study skills, and math, and to advise students. He was instrumental in the development of the business track at Landmark and has taught and/or developed curricula for nine different classes in the business program. The combination of his education plus many years in the field gives Koskoris a unique depth to his teaching. He has lived overseas for nearly 30 years and brings a multicultural perspective and cultural sensitivity to the classroom and his students. He is passionate about devising hands-on instructional methods for teaching business concepts and showing how these concepts can be applied to students’ everyday lives both in the present and in the future. He encourages his students to develop personal and professional plans and is proud when former students report back to him about their successful entrepreneurial business pursuits.
M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.S., Government, University of Maryland, College Park
Robert Morris University Annual Teaching Economics Conferences (Pittsburg, PA).
"How do we know they learned what we taught? The challenge of teaching and assessing LD and conventional students.” (23rd Annual Conference - February 2012).
"If students learn differently, do we need to teach differently? Teaching approaches that enhance learning for the LD and general student populations." (21st Annual Conference - February 2010).
"Applying Principles of Multiple Literacy to Enhance the Economics Curriculum," co-presented with James Lane. (20th Annual Conference - February 2009).
Continue to develop instructional methods to increase overall financial literacy for all students.
Beginning stages of conducting a project that analyzes the effectiveness of visual/spatial learning aids devised to teach core business concepts to LD students.
Involves devising handouts and other projected-on-screen visuals using programs like PowerPoint and Inspiration.
Will establish a survey to measure student opinions of devices employed to teach specific business concepts.